14 December 2011

MEXICO: 15 Dec.UPDATE: 3 Officials Fired In Chilpancingo Student Deaths.

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      The governor of Guerrero state fired 3 top officials...including a police chief and head prosecutor...following the deaths of 2 students during a confrontation with police near Chilpancingo.
     Officials promise an investigation...while student groups call the deaths acts of "repression" and "murder".
     Some 200-500 unarmed students and activists blocked the highway Monday demanding  improvements and funding for a college in Ayotzinapa. 
    Police say weapons and grenades were found at the scene. 
    At least 24 were arrested...and several were injured.
    A gas station pump was also set on fire.
    Students accuse the police of planting weapons.