On Thursday September 26th, a march took place in Mexico City, to protest against the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, that took place 5 years ago in the city of Iguala, Guerrero.
During the march, that was headed by the parents of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa (departing out of the Angel of Independence to the Zócalo) a group of young people wearing ski masks, infiltrated march and started causing riots.
Dressed in black, hooded and armed with aerosol cans, these so-called “Anarquistas” (anarchists), started spray painting monuments, breaking windows of restaurants, and destroying commercial establishments along Paseo de la Reforma, near the building known as “Contigo Tower”.
Ya llegaron los encapuchados a hacer desmanes.
Quitaron las mallas del Monumento a Colón.pic.twitter.com/yb5McrCoUX
— Ruido en la Red (@RuidoEnLaRed) September 26, 2019
It should be noted that a group of nearly 50 young people carried out the acts of vandalism while the peaceful march, made up of about 5,000 people, including students, members of the teacher’s unions, friends and relatives of the missing normalista students, continued marching towards the Plaza de la Constitución.
In first instance, agents of the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) were nowhere to be found; however, they finally arrived to try to protect the aforementioned building.
Although this acts of violence were registered, it is not unknown if there are injured people.
The wave of destruction advanced on Avenida Juárez. A famous hotel, a shop and a pizzeria also suffered damage to their facilities.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom