Protesters in Mexico demanded justice Thursday against the corruption and drug war violence that led to the kidnapping and presumed murder of 43 college students.
As a crowd gathered in Mexico City's El Zócalo, the main square that is surrounded by government buildings, they burned an effigy of President Enrique Peña Nieto.
A demonstrator burned a photograph of the President:
Demonstrators are seen walking around an outlined body in El Zócalo. The writing on the floor around the drawing reads "A grave for the state."
The protests fell on Revolution Day, a Mexican holiday marking the overthrow of a dictator and the beginning of the Mexican Revolution.
Demonstrators are seen yelling slogans while carrying torches:
The students from the teachers college of Ayotzinapa were last seen Sept. 26 at a protest in the small town of Iguala. The Mexican goverment's attorney general said they were kidnapped by police on the order of the mayor.
Mexican authorities believe the mayor, his wife, and police officers were connected with a powerful gang. Authorities believe the students were killed by gang members.
The mass disappearance brought attention to the power of drug-trafficking gangs and the sway they can hold over Mexican government officials.