Protesters Torch Mexico Government Buildings

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Protesters torched part of the government headquarters of Mexico's southern state of Guerrero amid demonstrations demanding the return of 43 students missing since an attack by gang-linked police.

Protesters Torch Mexico Government Buildings

Hundreds of students and teachers ransacked the government complex in the state capital Chilpancingo, calling for Governor Angel Aguirre to resign.

Workers inside the building were allowed to leave before the protesters broke windows and set a building on fire.

Dozens of state police arrived at the scene while firefighters battled the blaze. A small truck was set on fire near the complex.

The students later broke into Chilpancingo's city hall and shattered windows.

About 150 police used shields to keep about 500 protesters away from the state legislature. Five teachers and two officers were injured, AFP reported.

Students from a teacher training college outside Chilpancingo have been expressing their anger over the fate of 43 of their peers who vanished after their buses were shot at by municipal police in the city of Iguala on September 26.

Protesters had already set fire to the local parliament's library in a protest days after the students disappeared.

 

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