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Picking up the pieces after night of rage in Mexico City

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 01:34

Mexico City begins to clean up after overnight rampage in the capital's central business district over the disappearance of 43 missing students. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Outrage turns to violence in Mexico City. Protesters take aim at businesses along the capital's iconic Reforma boulevard over the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers. On Tuesday, picking up the pieces as business people access the damage. While the demonstrations have wide support some beleaguered residents of the capital say there is a better way to send a message. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL RESIDENT, MONSTERRAT VAZQUEZ, SAYING: "I am in favor of the protests and people demanding their rights. But I don't think this is the right way to do it, with acts of vandalism against businesses which affects the economy and the owners of these businesses." At a news conference in Mexico City, protesters who were detained and later released call on anarchists to tone it down. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PROTESTER THAT WAS DETAINED BY POLICE, JUAN DANIEL LOPEZ, SAYING: "What I would say to them is take it down a bit because they're damaging people who really want a change for Mexico. I am not for or against the anarchist movement, the anarchist movement wants to show that it is against the government. However, there are many ways for nonconformity with the government." The rage over the missing students has been the toughest challenge yet to face Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, with many blaming him and the government for what they fear is a massacre.

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Picking up the pieces after night of rage in Mexico City

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 01:34