Today: Wednesday, 24 April 2024 year

In Mexico City, protesters broke down the door of the National Palace.

In Mexico City, protesters broke down the door of the National Palace.

A group of protesters in Mexico, demanding an investigation into the disappearance of 43 students, broke through the door of the presidential palace with a stolen car and forced their way inside, Milenio TV reported.

“Students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural School of Education in Ayotsinapa this Wednesday demolished the first door of the National Palace in Mexico City. After breaking through the door with a (Federal Energy Commission) CFE pickup truck, they entered the National Palace,” a message on the Milenio website says.

The footage shown on air shows broken doors and windows of the historic building and a crowd at entrance number 1 on Moneda Street. The incident occurred during a morning news conference by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who said he would meet with protesters despite the violence.

“We do not want confrontation, we will tell the parents: we are committed to our cause, we are making great progress in the investigation, but what is happening is that they are being manipulated by a group led by Alvarez Icaza, the OAS IACHR (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States), conservative legal groups with the support of foreign governments that want to harm us politically,” the politician said, commenting on the unrest.

According to media reports, the situation in front of the palace is currently calm, with a “sufficient number” of security forces at the scene of the incident