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One year later: Remembering the 43 missing students

By staff

Milwaukee, WI – One year ago on Sept. 26, 2014, 43 students from Ayotzinapa Normal School in Tixtla, Guerrero were kidnapped. One year later, in an effort to demand justice for the those disappeared, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Marquette University chapters of Youth Empowered in the Struggle (Y.E.S) jointly hosted a vigil and march in protest.

Oscar Hernandez, a Y.E.S member at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, stated, “We can't forget that the U.S. government supplies the Mexican government with weapons and military training. In turn, Mexican police and military use those weapons to repress students, workers and unions.”

The vigil and march began at Walker Square Park, located on the southside of Milwaukee. Students from both universities were attendance along with community members to stand in solidarity with those seeking a response.

Tyler Evans, a Y.E.S member from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, said of the vigil, “It was uplifting to see so many community members show up and speak out against government repression. We need more of this kind of international solidarity.”

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