Video footage of Mexican students shot by police on night 43 ‘disappeared’

The above video shows footage of Mexican police in confrontation (firing upon?) some of the student teachers on the night that 43 student-teachers went ‘missing’. This happened on the evening of 26 September last year, just after 9pm, in the town of Iguala. Several of the student-teachers died on the spot; many more were wounded. It all began when the students’ bus was ambushed by police in several police trucks. The police used automatic weapons. Several other buses carrying students were stopped and fired on. Witness reports claimed that members of the Guerreros Unidos drug gang were with the police.

Altogether five buses, six cars and one motorcycle were wrecked by police gunfire. 25 students were wounded, six killed and 43 others were later that evening kidnapped (now presumed dead). The body of one student showed that he had been grotesquely tortured to death. The 43 kidnapped students were taken to Loma de Coyote, where they were allegedly handed over to Guerreros Unidos. The Mexican Government later told the families of the 43 that their children had been executed and their bodies incinerated. However, evidence and other reports contradict this interpretation of what happened (see link below).

For an excellent, up-to-date forensic examination of what happened on that tragic night, the fate of the 43 missing students, and who were involved in the crimes, see article ‘The Ghosts of Iguala’, published in The Intercept. A video interview with the author can be found here.

To see a video of police allegedly ferrying some of the 43 ‘missing’ students to the drug gang, click here. To see more on this tragedy, click here. To see more on Mexico’s 30,000 ‘disappeared’ and 180,000 murdered, click here.

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