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.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.
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.