Mexicans in Pennsylvania demand justice for missing students
Members of the Mexican community in Pennsylvania have joined forces to organize a protest and vigil in support of the 43 missing students from Iguala, in Mexico.
The unofficial group "La comunidad mexicana de PA" is formed by Mexican residents in Philadelphia, Allentown, Easton and Norristown.
They described the disappearance of the students as the latest ravage caused by State and drug trafficking violence against the Mexican people. The coalition demands justice and publicly condemns the abuse of Mexican Government against the communities.
They want justice from the government or otherwise, require the immediate resignation of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
“Many Mexicans reside in the United States because of violence, insecurity and unemployment in the country. There are millions of Mexicans who have been displaced and would like to return to find a better country,” stated the group in a press release.
The protest will take place Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. outside the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia, at 111 South Independence Mall.
It’s been 42 days since the 43 college students vanished after a violent altercation with local police in the city of Iguala. On Wednesday, tens of thousands of demonstrators brought parts of Mexico City to a standstill as protesters demanded more action from federal authorities.
The protests come a day after federal authorities arrested Jose Luis Abarca, the fugitive mayor of Iguala, and his wife. Albarca is accused of murder, attempted murder and forced disappearance for the death of six people, as well as the disappearance of the 43 students who were all studying at the normal rural school of Ayotzinapa.