Protesters firebomb police, try to shut airport in Mexico City

November 21, 2014 12:13 AM

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MEXICO CITY Riot police blocked hundreds of hooded demonstrators Thursday from shutting down the Mexico City international airport at the start of a national day of protest that began with firebomb attacks and rock-throwing clashes.

Organizers picked a national holiday that marks the beginning of the 1910 Mexican Revolution to convene the protests over the disappearance, and likely murder, of 43 students in late September in the state of Guerrero.

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