Mexico City has erupted into a series of continuous protests; thousands of Mexicans have taken to the streets of Mexico City in an organized protest against the lack of investigation and justice regarding the whereabouts of the 43 missing students. The young crowd gathered in the city’s main boulevard on Wednesday, they carried altered Mexican flags, replacing the red and green stripes with two black bands that represent mourning, the flags were also numbered 1 through 43, representing each one of the missing students. Protestors demanded the government to find them, and return them stating, "They took them away alive, and alive we want them back."

The students, who were enrolled in a rural teachers college in the town of Iguala in Guerrero, went missing on September 26 after clashing with police and unidentified masked men. Prosecutors claim that students were handed over to a drug gang; some cartel members have claimed to have killed the youths. An investigation is under way, however authorities have been unable to find any sign of the students, but dozens of police being arrested in connection with the case.

"The disappearance of the students has detonated all the accumulated pain of the thousands of disappeared people in this country," said Camila Bernal, a 19-year-old Chilean who is a communications student at Mexico's National Autonomous University.

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People take part in a demonstration to demand justice for the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college, in Mexico City, November 5, 2014. Reuters
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A man holds up a poster with pictures of the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college, during a demonstration to demand justice for the 43 missing students, in Mexico City, November 5, 2014. Reuters
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Activists, wearing Guy Fawkes masks as part of the Anonymous movement and the "Million Mask March" protests, hold up posters during a demonstration demanding justice for the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college, in Mexico City, November 5, 2014. Reuters
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Members of the CETEG (State Coordinator of Teachers of Guerrero) teachers' union march towards the main square in Chilpancingo November 5, 2014. Reuters
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Doctors and medical personnel step over a fence as protesters block the roads in Chilpancingo November 5, 2014. Reuters
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People walk as protesters block the roads for vehicles in Ayotzinapa November 5, 2014. Protesters blocked roads and marched in the violence-ravaged Guerrero state as tens of thousands of people marched in Mexico City to demand answers over the feared massacre of 43 missing students. Reuters
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Relatives of the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college hold pictures of the students during a demonstration to demand justice, in Mexico City November 5, 2014. Reuters
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A demonstrator holds an stencil with the word 'Narco state, murderer!' while walking with others during a demonstration to demand justice for the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college, in Mexico City, November 5, 2014. Reuters
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Religious men take part in a demonstration to demand justice for the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college, in Mexico City, November 5, 2014. Reuters
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Men holding machetes take part in a demonstration to demand justice for the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college, in Mexico City, November 5, 2014. Reuters