‘Somos Los Otros’ Speaks for Those Who Can’t
Watch as grass-roots organizers in NYC prepare protests to speak out for the Ayotzinapa students missing in Mexico since late September
Since 43 students from a teaching school in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, went missing in late September, Mexicans in the New York area have been organizing protests and rallies. Christopher, 24, and his girlfriend Ana Laura, 22, have been heading to places like Corona Plaza in Queens and Union Square in Manhattan every weekend. Their group, Somos Los Otros, or We are the Others, started out with a handful of people, and now has joined a coalition of groups around the city. They use their own money to make placards and banners. “Everything comes out of our own pockets, our own money, but it’s worth it,” says Christopher. Read more at Voices of NY.
Video produced by Lucina Melesio