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Angry demonstrators in Mexico set fire to party office

In Mexico's Guerrero State, teachers and students torched the headquarters of President Enrique Peña Nieto's party Tuesday night in protest of the kidnapping and alleged murder of 43 college students.

The demonstrators fought with police and at one point detained the state security chief before letting him go, The New York Times reports. Protests have been taking place since Friday, when officials said they uncovered burned human remains that could be the students. Witnesses claimed the students were kidnapped by police at the request of a local mayor, and then given to a drug gang that killed them.