Par­ents of stu­dents miss­ing in Mex­ico visit Bos­ton

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

Rel­a­tives of some of the 43 stu­dents who van­ished in Mex­ico last Septem­ber ral­lied with sup­port­ers in Bos­ton on Sun­day as part of a na­tional tour to call at­ten­tion to their plight.

Pe­dro Mo­rales, one of the Bos­ton or­ga­niz­ers, says hun­dreds of peo- ple at­tended a noon Mass at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in East Bos­ton, fol­lowed by a march and prayer rally.

The names of the miss­ing stu­dents were read at the rally, along with those of Ro­man Catholic priests killed in drug vi­o­lence, and white bal­loons were re­leased.

Rel­a­tives say the miss­ing stu­dents have not been seen since Sept. 26. Pros­e­cu­tors al­lege they were stopped by po­lice in the city of Iguala and turned over to a drug gang which killed them and incinerated their re­mains.

The stu­dents at­tended a rad­i­cal ru­ral teach­ers col­lege in Guer­rero state and went to Iguala to hi­jack buses. The Mex­i­can gov­ern­ment has said it is com­mit­ted to bring­ing those re­spon­si­ble to jus­tice.

Rel­a­tives and sup­port­ers are urg­ing U.S. of­fi­cials to pres­sure Mex­ico to do more to end drug vi­o­lence.

The rel­a­tives plan a ma­jor rally April 28 in New York City.

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