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Protests rage over missing students in Mexico ahead of national strike

Thousands took to the streets in Mexico City on Sunday, the latest in a series of mass protests and university strikes in the capital meant to condemn the state violence that led to the disappearance of the students, local media reported. They also denounced Saturday’s police attack at a university in the capital that left two students wounded.

Protesters in Guerrero state, where the missing students are from, took over highway tollbooths between Mexico City and Acapulco on Sunday — demanding the students’ safe return.

The national strike and other protests planned for Nov. 20 will call for the safe return of the missing students from Ayotzinapa Normal School, which trains the rural poor to become teachers.

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