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Students clash with Mexican military over 43 missing students

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 00:52

Student-led demonstrators clash with soldiers outside military barracks in the Mexican state where 43 students disappeared last September. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (No reporter narration) STORY: Violent clashes broke out on Monday (January 12) outside military barracks in the Mexican city of Iguala where 43 students disappeared in September last year. Student-led demonstrators clashed with military and police in Iguala as well is in Acapulco, both in the state of Guerrero where the students, who are presumed dead, went missing. In Iguala, demonstrators stormed the barracks and even rammed a gate with a truck to gain access to the military facility. Protesters hurled rocks and bottles at soldiers who responded by firing tear gas. The demonstrators said they believed the military was involved with the disappearance and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers in September. The fate of the 43 students has rocked the government, which says they were abducted by corrupt police in the southwestern city on the night of September 26, then probably incinerated by members of local drug gang Guerreros Unidos. Students in the coastal city of Acapulco also led a demonstration at a Navy barracks there. The leader of Acapulco's State Coordinator of the Teachers of Guerrero (CETEG), Walter Emanuel Anorve, said they were outside the barracks because they believe members of the military were involved in the disappearances. The massacre has sent shockwaves through Mexico and President Enrique Pena Nieto faces his deepest crisis over the government's handling of the investigation.

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Students clash with Mexican military over 43 missing students

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 00:52