Thousands Protest Mexico Violence

Tide of kidnappings and murders linked to drug gangs and corrupt cops
By Jess Kilby,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2008 6:28 AM CDT
Thousands Protest Mexico Violence
A women holds a white rose during a protest against the tide of killings, kidnappings and shootouts sweeping the country, in Mexico City, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.   (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

(Newser) – Thousands of protesters marched in various Mexican cities yesterday, demanding the government crack down on the nation's mounting crime. Mexico has been rocked by kidnappings and murders connected to drug-trafficking gangs and corrupt police, with an estimated 12,000 drug-related deaths so far this year, reports the Los Angeles Times. "We don't want promises—we want security," said a march organizer. (Read more Mexico stories.)

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