Families of 43 Missing Mexican Students to Protest in U.S.

43 Students Eduardo Verdugo AP Photo
Eduardo Verdugo AP Photo

Parents and fellow students of 43 missing Mexican students plan to cross into the United States to protest questionable assertions of Mexican government officials regarding the sequence of events that those officials say led to the death and burning of the students last September. The protests are planned to hit 45 American cities in late March.

Three caravans of parents and students plan to cross into the U.S. March 16 at El Paso, Texas, according to KPBS. Each will fan out in different directions to cover the numerous cities. One delegation heading to San Diego is expected to include a mother, father, and two students that reportedly survived a shooting the night of the students’ disappearance. Names of those coming are not currently being released, reportedly for safety reasons.

Mexican Attorney General Jose Murillo Karam claims, according to a Breitbart Texas report, that the 43 students from Ayotzinapa that went missing were kidnapped by corrupt Mexican police. Karam, who has since stepped down from his position, says those police then turned the students over to members of the Guerreros Unidos cartel, who then executed the students and burned their bodies in a local landfill.

However, as thousands of protestors began crying out in despair over their loss of hope in finding the students, researchers began refuting the government’s purported sequence of events.

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office Procurador General de la República (PGR) had called in Argentinian-based Forensic Anthropology Team Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense (EAAF) to investigate the disappearance of the students, reported Breitbart Texas.

Since then, the EAAF has stated that no evidence exists to confirm the murder and burning of the bodies in the landfill.

Follow Michelle Moons on Twitter @MichelleDiana


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.