Parents, students and activists planned to march from downtown San Diego to San Diego City College Tuesday demanding justice for the students missing in Mexico since September who are presumed dead.
The 43 college students missing since Sept. 26, 2014, were killed and incinerated after being seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said in January. Investigators said it is likely that their burned bodies were thrown into a river.
Caravana43 is the group leading the local march. The event will be attended by family members of some of the missing students, organizers said, who came from Ayotzinapa, Mexico.
A community forum is also planned after the march, at 3 p.m., from City College to the Federal Building at 880 Front St. downtown. At 6 p.m., the group will move to Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park to continue spreading awareness on the situation.
“They’re our brothers and sisters, and we’re going to keep fighting until we find justice,” activistand City College student Itzel Martinez told NBC 7. "There's a lot of rage; there's a lot of anger. This is not okay."
"We're trying to raise consciousness. We're trying to get the word out there and get as much support as we can," she added.