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Protesters Burn Mexican State HQ over Missing Students

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A vehicle burns in front of riot policemen as students of the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College "Raul Isidro Burgos" protest, demanding the government find 43 of their classmates missing since last month's deadly clashes, outside the City Hall in Chilpa

A vehicle burns in front of riot policemen as students of the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College "Raul Isidro Burgos" protest, demanding the government find 43 of their classmates missing since last month's deadly clashes, outside the City Hall in Chilpa

Protesters in the Mexican state of Guerrero ransacked government headquarters on Monday, escalating demonstrations over the disappearance of dozens of students last month.

Hundreds of people broke windows and set fire to the state capital building in Chilpancingo after workers had left for the day. It was the latest protest over 43 teachers' college students who remain missing after clashes with police in the town of Iguala.

Authorities have arrested at least 22 police officers and several gang members in a case that links security forces to organized crime.

There has been no sign of the teacher trainees since their disappearance on September 26. DNA testing is underway to determine whether charred bodies found in mass graves in Iguala last week are the students.

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