In early October, a mass grave was found in Iguala, Mexico. The 28 bodies in the grave were originally thought to be those of a group of students who were protesting in the area and disappeared after clashing with police. In a surprising turn of events, DNA analysis proved the bodies were not those of the students, much to the relief of their families. (However, the 43 students remain missing.)
The mysterious case took another turn this week, when six more graves were uncovered. In total, 19 graves have been found in the area. Two of the six discovered recently were freshly dug and did not contain any bodies.
Since news of the mass grave broke, numerous protests have broken out across the entire country of Mexico. The National Autonomous University in Mexico City suspended classes during the protests as a show of support. Outraged citizens have taken to different city halls to demand a full investigation from local politicians. By Thursday evening, three town halls were occupied, though the protesters plan on taking 78 more, to demand the return of the students. “We don’t have the capacity to seize all 81 municipalities in one day, so the plan is to do it progressively,” Jose Angel Baron, a teachers union spokesperson, told AFP.