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)

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. (More Mexico stories.)

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