ACAPULCO, Mexico (AFP) – Dozens of protesting students vandalised an SUV carrying the mayor of the Mexican coastal city of Acapulco on Friday, demanding justice over the presumed murder of 43 classmates.
The protesters punctured the tires and painted the armoured vehicle with messages reading “the people are organised” and “Ayotzi lives.”
The demonstrators, most of whom study at the Ayotzinapa teacher-training college attended by the missing men, blocked the road with buses as the mayor left an official event, and shouted “Justice! Justice!”
After half an hour of tension, Mayor Luis Walton Aburto exited his vehicle to speak with the demonstrators, who expressed their grievances and demanded they be allowed to protest freely.