On September 26, 2014, 43 male students disappearded from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in the town of Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, . The students were allegedly abducted by local police officers, who were working in collaboration with a criminal gang.
The students had been traveling in several buses to attend a protest in Mexico City, but they were intercepted by police and attacked. During the attack, six people were killed, including three of the students, and many others were injured. The police then reportedly handed the surviving students over to members of a criminal gang, who are believed to have killed them.
The disappearance of the 43 students sparked widespread protests in Mexico and around the world, with many calling for justice for the victims and their families. The Mexican government initially denied any involvement in the kidnapping and stated that the students were likely killed by the criminal gang. However, an independent investigation later found evidence that the police had been involved in the kidnapping and that the government’s investigation had been flawed.
To this day, the fate of the 43 students remains unknown, and the case has become a symbol of the violence and corruption that have plagued Mexico for many years. The families of the victims continue to demand answers and justice, and the case remains a source of controversy and political tension in Mexico.