Mexicans Storm National Palace After Revelation Government Complicit in Murder of 43 Students

Macedonia Online — Nov 9, 2014

Storming of the National Palace has been the climax of Saturday’s mass rally which was inspired by Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam’s Friday revelation, that three Guerreros Unidos gang members in custody had confessed to killing the students and incinerating their bodies, and had claimed that the young men were handed over to them by the police. Click to enlarge

Storming of the National Palace has been the climax of Saturday’s mass rally which was inspired by Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam’s Friday revelation, that three Guerreros Unidos gang members in custody had confessed to killing the students and incinerating their bodies, and had claimed that the young men were handed over to them by the police. Click to enlarge

Infuriated by alleged police involvement in the abduction of students, hundreds of protesters throughout Saturday set cars on fire, painted graffiti and threw rocks at government offices in Mexico.

A group of protesters in Mexico City have tried to break into the National Palace and have set its front doors on fire in response to government’s alleged role in the abduction and murder of 43 students who went missing in September.

The rally’s participants have used a metal police barricade as a battering ram, trying to storm the National Palace in Mexico City, mostly used for ceremonies involving President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Having failed to break into the National Palace in Mexico City, protesters set its front doors on fire. They actually managed to damage the entrance to the building, but did not manage to get inside and were eventually driven away by police.

As the demonstrators were trying to forcefully break into the National Palace, another large crowd was protesting in front of the attorney general’s office.

There have been reports of injuries and arrests, as police dispersed the raging crowds in Mexico City.

Storming of the National Palace has been the climax of Saturday’s mass rally which was inspired by Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam’s Friday revelation, that three Guerreros Unidos gang members in custody had confessed to killing the students and incinerating their bodies, and had claimed that the young men were handed over to them by the police.

Infuriated by alleged police involvement in the abduction of students, hundreds of protesters throughout Saturday set cars on fire, painted graffiti and threw rocks at government offices in Mexico.

“We are asking the same thing as usual. We want to see our comrades alive,” a masked student told AFP as others chanted “they took them alive, we want them back alive.” The students went missing on September 26, when they clashed and were brought away by police during a protest in the southwestern town of Iguala.

Protesters wearing masks outside the Guerrero state building in Chilpancingo tossed firebombs and torched around a dozen vehicles, including trucks and a federal police vehicle.

Besides the allegations that the students were led to their eventual deaths by law enforcement agents, Mexicans were furious with Attorney General’s remarks during the press conference. After an hour of speaking, Jesus Murillo Karam abruptly signaled for an end to questions by turning away from reporters and saying, “Ya me canse” or “I’ve had enough.”

The phrase immediately exploded on social networks while protesters used the phrase to draw graffiti as a sign of dissent. “Enough, I’m tired of Murillo Karam,” says one. Another asks, “If you’re tired, why don’t you resign?”

In taped confessions, gang members said they took students to a landfill in the town of Cocula aboard two trucks, where they killed them and spent 14 hours burning their bodies and belongings.

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