The Walk for the 43

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 16:30 to 17:45

We are getting together to support the actions of the National Popular Assembly (Mexico), which was created to demand justice for the 43 missing #Ayotzinapa students.

On September 26th of the current year, 43 students of the teaching college of Ayotzinapa were planning to join an event in commemoration of another state crime in 1968, where over 300 students were attacked, tortured and kidnapped in Mexico City by the Mexican Army. The students left Ayotzinapa, but were intercepted by police forces, which arrested them and handed them over to members of the criminal organization Guerreros Unidos under the orders of the mayor of the city and his wife. The 43 students were very young, they were Indigenous and they were the brightest of their communities, many of which live in extreme poverty and have experienced constant violence on behalf of the state.

Two months later we know nothing more about the 43 missing students, except for few accounts that tell us that the students were tortured in most inhumane ways and then killed, some burned alive. Those who have spoken about the 43 missing students, and any other instance of violence in the country, are risking their lives. However, the disappearance of 43 students has been just one of the latest demonstrations of a situation that has been going on in Mexico for decades.

On December 6 and 7th the National Popular Assembly will lead the peaceful take-over of Mexico City demanding justice for the 43 missing students and all other victims of state violence in Mexico.

We will lead a walk from CTV news (87 George St) to the corner of O'connor and Metcalfe, were the Mexican embassy is located. We will walk past the Parliament (security measures will not allow us to enter the Parliament), and we will provide information in English and French to interested people along the way.

87 George Street Canada
Ottawa , ON
45° 25' 39.4608" N, 75° 41' 29.166" W
Ontario CA
Eren Cervantes-Altamirano

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