On September 26, 2014, 43 male students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College were forcibly taken then disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. They were allegedly taken into custody by local police members from Cocula and Iguala, colluded with the organized crime. According to official reports, the students’ annual commandeering of several buses to travel to Mexico City to commemorate the anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre turned deadly. During the journey, local police attempted to intercept several of the buses, commandeered by the students, through the use of road blocks and the firing of weapons.Details of what happened during and after the assault remain unclear, but the government investigation concluded that once 43 of the students were forcibly taken into custody, they were handed over to the local Guerreros Unidos (“United Warriors”) crime syndicate and presumably killed.
4 years… To return to the light it is necessary sometimes you have to go through the shadow …
Note: The photographed graffitis are the work of “Colectivo de Pintores de la Sociedad Civil” somewhere in Mexico. The camps are the camps for the families of the missing on Reforma Avenue. So far, the parents of the 43 and surviving Ayotzinapa students have met with thousands of people across the country in their search for justice. Despite everything, they still maintain their hope of finding their children alive #AYOTZINAPAESPERANZA