43 Protests That Make It Impossible To Forget The 43 Missing Students

In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo, pepole protest the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico City. On Sept. 26, students from the R
In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo, pepole protest the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico City. On Sept. 26, students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa traveled to Iguala to solicit donations, and there was a confrontation with police. Later, local police allegedly turned over the 43 missing students to members of the criminal gang Guerreros Unidos. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

It's been over two months since the tragic events in Iguala, Guerrero, where local police clashed with protestors leaving six dead and 43 students missing.

Amidst heavy criticism, the Mexican government's lack of transparency concerning the disappearance and alleged murder of the students have prompted many to take to the streets in protest. The search for the 43 students shed light on the numerous mass graves that exist in Mexico and the tens of thousands that have disappeared in the last decade.

In mid-November, the government reported that gang members had confessed to incinerating and disposing of the bodies, though the identity of the remains have yet to be verified.

President Enrique Peña Nieto has since announced a series of measures to avoid a similar event from occurring in the future, though many doubt his administration would do much to curb corruption and violence in Mexico.

Mexicans and others around the world have joined their voices to demand answers. Take a look at 43 protests that make it impossible to forget the 43 missing students.

1 - Argentina: Students protested in front of the Mexican consulate in Buenos Aires.

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2 - Brazil: Brazilian activists had a symbolic protest in front of the Mexican consulate in Sao Paolo on November 27.

3 - National Autonomous University of Mexico

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4 - Bolivia: The Strongest fans protested.

5 - United States: During the Latin Grammys, Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13's René donned a t-shirt during his performance in protest.

6 - Mexico: Protests during a match between Pumas and América

7 - Holland: Protesters yelled "Justice, Justice!" during a friendly soccer game between Holland and Mexico

8 - Mexico City

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9 - India: Students in New Delhi lit candles for the 43 students in Mexico.

10 - New Zealand: #AcciónGlobalporAyotzinapa made it to Auckland and Christchurch

11 - El Salvador: Salvadorian students showed their solidarity.

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12 - Washington D.C.

13 - Munich, Germany

14 - Lille, France

15 - Eduardo Herrera, player for the Pumas of UNAM

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16 - Moscow, Russia

17 - Helsinki, Finland

18 - Fin del Mundo Plaza in San Salvador

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19 - Denmark

20 - Peter Gabriel dedicates a message to 43 missing students.

21 - Mexico City

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22 - Australia and Thailand

23 - New York

24 - Acapulco, Guerrero

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25 - Chile

26 - Italy

27 - Czech Republic

28 - Panamanian singer Rubén Blades

29 - Saúl Hernández, singer of Caifanes

30 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

31 - Alejandro Sabella, former coach for the Argentine national soccer team.

32 - Grand Central Terminal, New York

33 - Guadalajara, Mexico

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34 - Baja California

35 - Redwood City, California

36 - Rural Isidro Burgos school in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero

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37 - Mom, if I disappear where do I go?

38 - The White House, Washington, D.C.

39 - The Complutense University of Madrid

40 - Madrid, Spain

41 - Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico

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42 - Mexico City

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described Rubén Blades as Puerto Rican, the singer is Panamanian.