Mexicans fed up with government inability to stop the drug cartels

Independent on Sunday:
The office of the Mexican president has been set alight as public anger intensifies over the government's response to the apparent murder of 43 trainee teachers by a drug gang.

The violence comes after the country’s attorney general caused fury among the public with his throwaway remark about the case.

Jesus Murillo Karam, speaking at a press conference on Friday, fielded questions on the case for an hour, before saying, "Ya me canse" or, "Enough, I'm tired".

Within hours the phrase was trending on Twitter and other social media sites. It is now being used as a rallying call for those who are demonstrating against the government’s handling of the case.
A demonstrator waves a Mexican flag at the main entrance of the Mexican National Palace 


On Saturday evening what had been peaceful protests in Mexico City turned violent when the National Palace, which houses the office of the president, was set on fire by demonstrators carrying torches.

Protesters had earlier used a metal police barricade as a battering ram to try to enter the building. Police eventually pushed them back, before they breached the doors.

Before the attorney general's ill-judged attempt to wrap up his conference, he had told the press that suspects had led authorities to rubbish bags that are believed to contain the incinerated remains of the abducted students.
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Their frustration is easy to understand.  They have turned the "Ya me canse" into a hashtag used to express their disgust with the government.  The destructiveness of the cartels goes beyond the mass murder of people who oppose them.  It is blocking the development of resources in Mexico that could lift millions out of poverty.   The people are hungry for the rule of law and for a government that will protect them from the predators.

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