imageCHILPANCINGO: Hundreds of protesters stormed a federal prosecutor's office in southern Mexico Monday in the latest demonstration against the government's handling of the apparent slaughter of 43 students.

Some 300 people, some wearing masks, occupied the building in the Guerrero state capital Chilpancingo for around four hours, a state security official told AFP.

Nearly all staff left the attorney general's office during the occupation, the official said on condition of anonymity. The protesters spray-painted "43 are missing" on the walls.

The demonstrators included members of the radical CETEG teachers union, which has participated in violent protests in recent weeks, including the burning of the state government headquarters and local legislature.

Tens of thousands of people protested in Mexico City and other regions last week, demanding that the authorities find the 43 young men who attended a teacher-training college near Chilpancingo safe and sound.

Authorities say members of the Guerreros Unidos drug gang confessed to killing the students and incinerating their bodies near the city of Iguala after receiving them from corrupt police officers.

But authorities have stopped short of declaring them dead, saying they are waiting for DNA evidence.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014


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