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Mexican missing students protest turns violent

Protest turns violent in the Mexican region of Guerrero.
Protest turns violent in the Mexican region of Guerrero. Image by Esparta Palma / CC BY 2.0

Anger over the disappearance of a group of 43 students in the Mexican region of Guerrero has turned into violent protests with government offices being set on fire. Locals believe that the teenagers’ abduction is linked to the drug wars in the area and that police handed the group over to a drugs gang. Mexican president Peña Nieto has vowed to find the students and punish those responsible. Read more: bbc.co.uk