Photo @ FB Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa
On July 13th, 73 youths, who are the classmates of the 43 missing students of the night in Iguala, graduated with the Bachelor of Primary and Intercultural Bilingual Education from the Normal Rural School of Ayotzinapa,
The generation was baptized as ‘September 26th, three seeds, 43 hopes’, which would have included those disappeared during the violent events in Iguala.
The students built a turtle in honor of their missing companions and those killed in Iguala on September 26th, 2014. The sculpture of a turtle pointing towards the entrance of the institution was placed in the center of the classrooms, with an open book in which the names of the disappeared were written.
In Nahuatl, Ayotzinapa means ‘place of turtles’.
According to information in Jornada de Guerrero one of the students mentioned that turtle not only has to do with the translation of the name Ayotzinapa, but also represents part of the normal school anthem, which in its lyrics says “So many birds that fly, some arrive and others leave.”
“The time has come for us to leave Ayotzinapa, but always aware that the demand for justice does not end, we will be able to finish our student teacher stage, but the struggle to demand the live presentation of our compañeros and justice for Ayotzinapa in general will continue, even if we are no longer students” he said.
For more infromation in Spanish:
Construyen normalistas de Ayotzinapa una tortuga para honrar a los 43 (La Jornada de Guerrero, 13 de julio de 2018)
Se gradúa la generación de los 43 de Ayotzinapa (El Financiero, 13 de julio de 2018)
Así fue la graduación de los compañeros de los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa (El Debate, 14 de julio de 2018)
For more information from SIPAZ:
Guerrero/Nacional : CNDH informa que se tiene a un preso inocente por el caso Ayotzinapa (22 de junio de 2018)
Guerrero/Nacional/Internacional : Nuevos informes sobre caso Ayotzinapa (15 de marzo de 2018)