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Chilean Arrested in Protests over Missing Students in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – A 47-year-old Chilean man was the only foreigner arrested during the violent protests last week in Mexico City over the disappearance of 43 education students, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said.

Laurence Maxwell Ilabaca, a student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, and 10 other people are in the custody of federal prosecutors, Osorio Chong told the Milenio newspaper.

Maxwell was one of the “most violent” protesters in the clash between a group of masked individuals and police on Thursday night in the Zocalo, Mexico City’s largest plaza, following a rally, Osorio Chong said.

Federal prosecutors have charged Maxwell and the 10 other protesters with terrorism, criminal conspiracy and rioting, Alejandro Jimenez, an attorney for the 11 suspects, said.

The 11 suspects have been transferred to maximum-security prisons in Nayarit and Veracruz states, the attorney said in a press conference outside the Siedo organized crime unit of the federal Attorney General’s Office in Mexico City.

The five female suspects were sent to the women’s prison in Nayarit, while the men are being held at a penitentiary in Veracruz, Jimenez said.

Anarchists attacked police Thursday night with Molotov cocktails, stones and other items around the Mexico City airport and in the Zocalo.

Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across Mexico on Thursday to demand justice in the case of the missing students.

The 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa Normal School, a teacher’s college, were detained by police on the night of Sept. 26 and handed over to the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel, which killed them and burned the bodies to eliminate all traces of the victims, Mexican officials say, citing statements by suspects in the case.

The parents of the missing young people, however, say they will not accept the official explanation without solid proof.

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