Mexicans march against president as fresh graves discovered

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Mexicans march against president as fresh graves discovered

Thousands rallied in Mexico once again on Monday, over a series of shocking gang related crimes. There were demands for the president Enrique Pena Nieto’s resignation.

RT reports: The public is most distraught over a security situation that is in tatters, coupled with a police force that appears to be almost entirely in the hands of fierce drug cartels. One of them is responsible for the kidnapping and alleged murder of 43 student teachers in Guerrero state, becoming the springboard for the protests.

The trail went all the way up to Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda. They disappeared shortly after warrants for their arrest were issued, allegedly for playing a direct role in the disappearance.

Mexico City on Monday saw a march of thousands denouncing the president’s handling of the investigation into the disappearances and the subsequent multiple discoveries of mass graves belonging to victims of similar crimes.

Protesters chanted for Nieto to resign, waving blackened Mexican flags and shouting “you are not alone” in support of the missing students’ parents, who also marched on Monday. There was a flash of nighttime violence, but the rallies were peaceful for the most part.

Up to 10 new mass graves were reportedly unearthed on Sunday as the search for the 43 students continued.

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