A Year Has Passed Since the Ayotzinapa 43 Went Missing, and These People Are Still Marching the Streets of Mexico

It’s been a year since 43 college students were kidnapped in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and Mexicans are still looking for answers from their government. All the Mexican government has been able to offer the grieving families and friends are denials about their involvement in the tragedy. One year later, people continue to march in the streets, demanding more from their government.

Thousands took to the street on the one-year anniversary of the Ayotzinapa 43 kidnapping demanding answers and action.


Grieving parents held portraits of their missing children.

Mexican youths are pleading with the government for justice.

A year later, an entire country remains in mourning.


Mexicans have united in the cause to bring the 43 students back home.


Their sorrow has become a daily, visible scar they have to carry.

Fountains throughout the country have been turned red to symbolize the blood of the missing.


Some artists have remixed “missing student” posters with photos of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s wife and children.


College students throughout Mexico are outraged at the injustice.


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Mexican nationals feel betrayed by their government’s indifference.


Some people have erected memorials for the students.

Empty school desks sit as a troubling reminder that these students may never come home again.

Protestors are asking for the government officials to consider their loved ones missing.

And at the end, all the people want is justice for Mexico and for Ayotzinapa.

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