Ayotzinapa case: Protesters clash with police

Activists and relatives of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa protested this Thursday, September 22, 2022, in front of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) in Mexico City, to demand the appearance alive of young people.

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A few days after the eighth anniversary of the events, dozens of dissidents gathered outside the FGR facilities, where they displayed banners with the faces of the disappeared students and shouted slogans such as “!Alive they took them, alive we want them”.

Vidulfo Rosales, attorney for the parents, led the rally in which he expressed the disagreement of the relatives regarding the fact that the Mexican Government and the FGR have not complied with the more than 80 arrest warrants that have been made public.

“We want an explanation, because the 16 soldiers (accused) have not been detained. We want an explanation, because high-level officials have not been detained. They informed us that they already had arrest warrants and that it was a matter of hours (for them to be carried out),” he questioned.

Protesters threw firecrackers and rocks with which they broke glass. (EFE)

He asserted that the arrest of Jesús Murillo Karam, former head of the former Attorney General’s Office (PGR), accused of fabricating the “historical truth,” was a “political flash” because it has not led to clarifying the facts and a route to find out truth and justice.

The demonstrators criticized that the Attorney General of the Republic, Alejandro Gertz Manero, has refused to assist them and blamed him for any act of repression.

“We hold the attorney general responsible for what may happen, we hold the attorney general responsible for any act of repression against mothers and fathers of families,” they said with a megaphone.

Despite the fact that dozens of policemen with shields guarded the building, the protesters threw firecrackers and rocks with which they broke windows and injured several policemen.

Since last week, relatives and activists began with the demonstrations prior to the anniversary of the disappearance of the students, which occurred on September 26, 2014 in Iguala, Guerrero.

On Wednesday, hundreds of people also protested and vandalized the Embassy of Israel in Mexicowhose government is demanding the extradition of Tomás Zerón, former director of the defunct Criminal Investigation Agency and accused of irregularities in the case.

This Thursday a judge granted a provisional amparo to Murillo Karam to protect him from prosecution in the case.

Several police officers were injured. (EFE)

The arrest of murillo karam It is the most high-profile of the Ayotzinapa case to date and occurred after the report of the Truth Commission, which concluded on August 18 that the disappearance of the 43 students was a “state crime” with authorities involved at all levels and there is no indication that they are alive.

The report and the arrest of the former official have revived the controversy over the Ayotzinapa crime just days after the eighth anniversary of the mass disappearance.

The former prosecutor is accused of being one of the manufacturers of the “historical truth”, a version of the Government of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018) who claimed that corrupt policemen detained the students and handed them over to the Guerreros Unidos cartel, which murdered them and incinerated in a dump in the southern state of Guerrero.

The Truth Commission and the Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador have rejected this “historical truth” by concluding that it was not possible that they had been burned there and that several students even remained alive for days after the fact.

This Thursday, during his morning press conference, the Mexican president assured that “advancement is being made against all odds” in the case.

With information from N+ and EFE


Source: noticieros.televisa.com

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