José Luis Abarca
A year after the disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa’s Raúl Isidro Burgos teachers college, San Francisco activists marched through the streets of the Mission District to remember and to demand justice for the casualties of criminal violence in Mexico.
Dozens gathered at the 16th Street BART plaza on Saturday, April 4, rallying in support for the missing 43 students from Ayotzinapa in Guerrero, Mexico.
The 43 slain university students of Ayotzinapa died because on Sept. 26 they commandeered several public buses and blocked a highway (a common form or political protest in Mexico), and by doing so interfered with the wife of the mayor of Iguala, one of the most violent and corrupt cities in Guerrero, one of Mexico’s most violent and corrupt states.
“Mexico is kidnapped,” read one of the most striking banners that demonstrators held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at a rally at 24th and Mission streets to show solidarity with the 43 students from the escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico who went missing on Sept. 26.