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L.A. Human Rights Groups Rally in Wake of Mexico Kidnappings

Protesters gathered outside the Mexican Consulate in support of the missing students who were kidnapped in Iguala, Mexico. ATVN's Anna Sterling reports.

The students were last seen being confronted by police in the city of Iguala. (Grace DeWitt/ATVN)
The students were last seen being confronted by police in the city of Iguala. (Grace DeWitt/ATVN)

Los Angeles activists held a protest Tuesday morning to demand "respect for the human rights" of 43 students feared kidnapped in the Mexican state of Guerrero. The students have been missing since Sept. 26th. Protesters believe police linked to a drug cartel in Guerrero were involved in the kidnappings. Ten mass graves have been found recently in the area. Mexico's attorney general said Tuesday afternoon that none of the remains found in the first set of mass graves belong to the 43 missing students.

Tuesday’s rally followed violent clashes between teachers, students and the Guerrero state government in Mexico. Hundreds of protesters set fires and hurled rocks at the state capital building in Chilpancingo on Monday.  

Two weeks ago, six teacher’s college students were shot and killed by police in the city of Iguala. Many more were taken away by police and haven’t been seen since. 

The rally was held at the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles and included members of Federacion de Clubes Independientes Guerrero, Club Copala and Hermana Mexicana Transnacional. 

The U.S. State Department recently issued a travel warning to U.S. citizens to avoid Guerrero, with the exception of resorts in Acapulco, Ixtapa and Zihuatenejo. 


I was for a time involved in the drug trade,also used the drugs.Have quit all things associated with drugs including anyone who has anything to do with them.Drugs and the people who prosper from drugs do nothing positive in the world. For the people that this has happened to they have my prayers and hope.

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