Anarchists attack the President's ceremonial office
From El Universal
Protesters spray-painted graffiti on the facade of Mexico City's National Palace and managed to knock down the metal fences guarding the building. Then they rammed the wooden gate with the fences and set it on fire.
The march organized last night to protest for the alleged murder of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa teachers training college ended with an attack to Mexico City's National Palace by anarchist groups.
Around 3,000 people marched from the Attorney General's Office (PGR) at 20:00 hrs. shouting slogans such as: "It is not one, neither ten, we want the 43 back."
Once in the Zócalo, as Mexico City's main square is better known, they complained that the government is trying to close the case by saying that the teachers in training were killed and burned and that their ashes were dumped in a river, and demanded that DNA tests are conducted to confirm their identity.
At 22:00 hrs. a group spray-painted graffiti on the facade of the president's office, known as National Palace, and managed to knock down the metal fences guarding the building. Then they rammed the wooden gate with the fences and set it on fire.
"Paint can be removed, unlike blood", the group chanted. They also demanded the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto. Another group of protesters tried to restrain them by shouting "no violence."
Approximately 40 minutes later, Presidential Guards with riot gear came out to cover the door and retook control of the area surrounding the property. Also, soldiers were stationed on the roof with video cameras and binoculars.
Once anarchists stopped trying to knock the door down, they broke the sidewalks to attack the security staff with stones and glass bottles. Until last night several people had been arrested and six people were injured.