Slideshow: Solidarity across Mexico with the Ayotzinapa students

Thousands demonstrated in cities across Mexico on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 calling for the return of students from the Ayotzinapa rural teachers’ college and for the punishment of those responsible for the fatal shootings of six people and the abduction of 43 students.

The recent discovery of mass graves near the town where the students disappeared point to systemic corruption and violence in the city of Iguala, and the lack of political will from the state and federal levels to intervene and investigate. Many now point to the situation uncovered in Iguala as indicative of larger systemic problems of corruption and impunity present throughout Mexico.

This photo essay includes images from marches in three cities: San Cristobal de las Casas, Oaxaca, and Mexico City. Hear the accompanying audio report here.

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