On September 26th 2014, students from the Teacher Training College Raúl Isidro Burgos (Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico) were heading to Iguala city in the state of Guerrero to take up a collection. The municipal police intercepted the buses in which the students were traveling and shot at them. In the incident, 6 people were killed and 25 were injured at the hands of the police, which in complicity with criminals operating in the area abducted 43 more students from this college.
To date there is still no official version of where these students are. On the contrary, the irregularities in the police investigations have been thoroughly documented as well as the violation of the human rights of people who demand justice for the students and their families.
Instead of investigating and elucidating the case the Mexican government tried to pay a bribe to the mothers and fathers of almost 6,000 € each to buy their silence. Besides this attempted bribery, the mothers and fathers of the missing students have not received any answer from the government.
Unfortunately, Ayotzinapa’s case is not an isolated case and the mothers’ and fathers’ movement for justice has also become the representation of thousands of other impunity cases that exist in Mexico since 20 years. The continuous demonstrations that have taken place in and outside the country are probably the largest since the students’ movement in Mexico in 1968.
We want to support the mothers and fathers of the 43 missing students
The mothers and fathers of the 43 missing students and of the three students killed on the day of the attack, have left behind their families, their homes, their jobs, their harvests, their animals, etc. facing the need to go all around the country demanding justice for governmental institutions.
Why do we need your support?
We want to join the call for financial aid made by the mothers and fathers of the 43 in order to cover expenses such as transportation, food, stationery, legal services and accomodation; costs that the nature of their movement entails.
Partner Südmexikos e. V. and México vía Berlín e. V. together with Mexican citizens living in Europe show solidarity with the parents of the college Raúl Isidro Burgos’ movement and invite all the European community to do so as well by donating money.
Donations can be made through Partner Südmexikos e. V. bank account. 100% of the money collected will be given directly to the mothers and fathers of the 43 missing students.
The fight will last long and a lot of effort is needed, but we will not rest until there is justice for the Mexican people.
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