Ayotzinapa Protest Art, Mexico

10 Oct, 2015.

Protesting citizens took to the streets throughout Mexico in solidarity against the drug-war violence that resulted in the kidnapping of 43 students from a rural college a year before. The indignation at the complicity of the government and drug cartels has sparked a flurry of art-making: banners, murals, posters, masks, and installation art. The 43 students have become a symbol of national outrage, the number “43” and the likeness of the innocent victims have been subsumed into the protest vocabulary.

(Yuri Cortez / AFP/Getty Images)

More information may be found at this LA Times article. And on the WSWS website, here.


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