Nine years after the disappearance of the students from the Isidro Burgos Rural School, the parents of the young men held a march in Mexico City, where they again accused the current AMLO government of presenting a narrative that “is more a manipulated truth” than to the facts that are known so far.
Likewise, they highlighted that responsibility is being taken away from the army and the event is reduced to a local event, where they also minimize the participation of organized crime.
During the Ayotzinapa 2023 march, a relative of one of the 43 normalistas from the state of Guerrero said she was disappointed by the results of the case delivered by the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).
“We thought it would be different, we thought we had a glimmer of hope and unfortunately it was not like that, they try to give a truth with which we do not agree.”
Hilda Hernández, mother of César Manuel González Hernández, one of the 43 missing normal students, said:
“There are the independent experts with their reports and pointing out that it was the Army and the Navy, detailing that there is a lack of documentation numbered from zero to 600 in which they have not delivered and they (the government) say that they have already delivered everything and that is a lie that is why we are upset.”
Hours earlier, president López Obrador admitted to having “differences” about the role of the Army with the families of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa.
Before the protest, fathers, and mothers of the 43 Ayotzinapa normalistas held a commemorative mass for the 9 years since the disappearance of the students. After the mass, the parents arrived at the monument to the Revolution in Mexico City, to start the march.
Around 4:15 in the afternoon, a bus carrying the parents of the normalistas arrived at the Ángel de la Independencia. In the same place, they also carried out a count to honor the 43 normalistas of Ayotzinapa.
The march contingent left the Angel of Independence heading to the Zócalo of Mexico City around 5 p.m.
At night, the parents of the normalistas set up outside the National Palace, where they shouted the slogan “September 26 is not forgotten.” There were groups of hooded men scratching the fences that protect the surroundings.
Upon arriving at the Zócalo square in Mexico City, the parents of the 43 missing students complained to AMLO about the new report on the case.
They also launched criticism against Omar García Harfuch, the candidate for the head of Government of Mexico City from the president’s party, whom they insisted on pointing out as involved in the case.