Parents of students missing in Mexico to visit Boston

Relatives say the missing students have not been seen since Sept. 26

A woman holds a sign with a message that reads in Spanish; "The heart of a mother doesn't erase…doesn't forget. Out with so-called Pena," referring to Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, during a march to mark the six-month anniversary of the disappearance of 43 rural teachers college students, in Mexico City, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Angry citizens and relatives of the missing students took to the streets of the capital Thursday to call on authorities to continue the search for their loved ones, who vanished after police detained them illegally on Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

BOSTON (AP) — Parents of some of the 43 students who vanished in Mexico last September are rallying and marching in Boston this weekend to call attention to their plight.

Relatives say the missing students have not been seen since Sept. 26. Prosecutors allege they were stopped by police in the city of Iguala and turned over to a drug gang which killed them and incinerated their remains.

The students attended a radical rural teachers college in Guerrero state and went to Iguala to hijack buses. The Mexican government has said it is committed to bringing those responsible to justice.

Relatives have been visiting cities around the United States. They plan to rally at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in East Boston at noon Sunday, then march from Central Square to Maverick Square.

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