Peaceful Protest in Puerto Vallarta for 43 Missing Students

Today nearly 200 students, parents, children, and activists were on hand in Puerto Vallarta for the national day of protest demanding justice for the 43 missing students of Iguala.

The students from a teachers’ college went missing after they clashed with police in Iguala in the volatile, gang-ridden state of Guerrero on Sept. 26.

The march began at Estadio Agustin Flores Contreras and walked down Avenue Mexico and along the Malecón to the main square in front of city hall. Protesters wore black and carried signs in memory of the students missing from Ayotzinapa.

Mexican authorities canceled the traditional Revolution Day Parade in Puerto Vallarta on November 20, citing concerns of clashes between military officers participating in the parade and protesters.

Parts of Mexico have suffered violent protests as pressure on the government to bring justice to those involved in the missing student case rises.

Today’s protest in Puerto Vallarta was peaceful without incident.

* Photo by http://steveinmexico.blogspot.mx/


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