Protests for missing Mexican students leave 11 police injured

Mexican authorities said Thursday that a violent protest demanding justice for the 43 students who disappeared in 2014 left 11 police officers injured.  

“Some protesters physically assaulted officers and threw explosive devices at them… consequently, 11 police were injured by firecrackers and bruises from blows to different parts of the body,” Mexico City’s public security secretariat said

According to reports, a confrontation happened outside the attorney general’s office in Mexico City after demonstrators called for the arrest of people linked to the missing students.  

On Wednesday, relatives of the students protested outside the embassy of Israel and demanded the extradition of wanted former top investor Tomas Zeron.  

In 2015, the victims’ relatives and independent experts rejected the “historical truth” that Zeron authored, which was the official version of the case. 

Last month, the government tasked a truth commission to investigate the “state crime” involving agents of various institutions. 

Reports said authorities later detained former attorney general Jesus Murillo Karam, who led the controversial “historical truth” investigation, on charges of torture, forced disappearance, and obstruction of justice. 

Mexican prosecutors also issued arrest warrants to more than 80 suspects, including 20 military personnel, 44 police officers, and 14 cartel members. 

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