Mexico leader travels amid unrest over massacre

Students from the Ayotzinapa school run from a burning car during a protest outside the State Government headquarters in Chilpancingo, on November 8, 2014Mexico’s president flew Sunday on a six-day trip to China and Australia despite violent protests over the suspected massacre of 43 college students by a gang in league with corrupt police. Angry protesters tried to break into Mexico City’s National Palace late Saturday while others torched several trucks in the southern state of Guerrero, where the students vanished in September. Thousands of people marched in the capital over a case that has repulsed the nation and triggered the biggest crisis of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration. The protests came a day after authorities said suspected Guerreros Unidos gang hitmen confessed to receiving the 43 students from local police, killing them, incinerating their bodies and dumping them in a river in Guerrero.

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