Near the end of their performance at the 15th annual Latin Grammys Calle 13 took up the cause of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa in southern Mexican that has ignited a wave of protests throughout the country and kept pressure on Mexico's government.
"We are all Ayotzinapa," said René "Residente" Pérez Joglar wearing a shirt that read "Ayotzinapa is missing 43."
The pronouncement came on the same day protestors organized rallies in Mexico and throughout the world demanding that authorities find the missing students from the rural teaching college.
At a Nov. 7 press conference Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said the all-male students were kidnapped and likely killed by drug cartel members after being handed over by police on the order of the mayor of Iguala, Guerrero. The bodies have yet to be found.
Murillo Karam ended the briefing with the phrase "Ya me canse," meaning "I'm tired," which has become a rallying cry for protestors on the ground and online.
"We can't allow this to keep happening in these times. Viva Mexico," Pérez Joglar said before leaving the stage.