Families of 43 missing students in Mexico, protesters force closure of Acapulco Airport
November 10, 2014
Armed with machetes, incendiary bombs, picks and shovels, hundreds of protesters and relatives of the 43 students missing since mid-September in Iguala, Mexico occupied Acapulco’s International Airport Monday afternoon to demand that more be done to find the remains of the unaccounted youth. Dozens of buses carrying the protesters blocked access to the airport for more than three hours, and tourists and travelers were seen walking on the highways with their luggage in hand. The entrances to the airport remained closed. Guerrero Governor Rogelio Ortega said in a news conference before the protest that he will not stop the rally. "I'd rather resign," he said.