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Protesters target Acapulco mayor over missing students

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 00:58

Protesters surround and vandalize the car of the mayor of Acapulco over the case of the missing 43 student teachers in southern Mexico. Julie Noce reports.

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Protesters in Acapulco surround and vandalize the car of the city's mayor Friday over the mishandling of the case involving 43 student teachers feared dead. Luis Walton was inside the vehicle when demonstrators stopped it in the road, climbed on top of it, and began spray painting it with messages like 'blood will be avenged'. Walton did get out of the car and to speak with the protesters, some were the parents of the missing students. The resort city of Acapulco is in the same southern state as Iguala- the town where 43 student teachers were abducted by corrupt police, and handed over to a local gang which the government says massacred them. The protesters are demanding more answers about what happened and say they want local and federal officials to be held accountable. The incident in Acapulco is the latest in a string of angry demonstrations that has posed the biggest challenge yet to President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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Protesters target Acapulco mayor over missing students

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 00:58