What’s Happening: 43 Missing Students’ Parents Chain In Demonstration

 

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It’s been more than a year and a half ago since the disappearance of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa. The disappearance has received worldwide attention and brought to light the disappearance of many Mexican citizens. The handling of the case has put the Mexican government into more scrutiny with the heightened drug war and corrupt officials.

Although the students have been missing for more than a year and half, their families have been traveling around informing people of the case and gaining media attention. Last week the parents held a sit in demonstration at the Interior Ministry in Mexico City. They chained themselves outside for 43 hours demanding authorities to meet with them about the continuation of the investigation. Independent investigators, not associated with the Mexican government will leave the case in the hands of authorities. Parents are asking to meet with the head of the ministry, Miguel Angel Osorio to hold him accountable for the continuation of the investigation.

Parents fear that with the independent investigators leaving the investigation, Mexican authorities will not continue with the investigation. There is a fear that the government will manipulate the truths of the case, limiting the possibility of justice. You can continue to follow a timeline of the case here.

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