Iguala's mayor's office burns. The mayor has been accused of ordering the murder of three opponents in 2013 and the disappearance of 43 students in 2014.
A citizen police officer holds up a shotgun in a small town near Acapulco on Guerrero's coast. Frustrated with the local, state, and federal governments' failure to provide law and order, citizens in many towns in Guerrero have formed community police patrols.
Government offices in Chilpancingo after an attack by protesters.
Police and army trucks are a common sight in Acapulco, a major tourist destination. In the hills on the outskirts of the city and in the small towns in the mountains police and army patrols are harder to find and residents complain about crime.
Masked protesters carrying heavy wooden sticks march through Iguala.
On November 8 protesters in Mexico City firebombed the entrance of the Palacio Nacional. The building contains murals by eminent Mexican muralist Diego Rivera that depict the history of colonial exploitation and class struggle in Mexico.
Protesters hold up a sign that says "We demand justice and security" in Iguala.
A store sells caskets in Iguala. In 2013 Guerrero reported the highest number of homicides of any state in Mexico.
A mural in Iguala optimistically announces that the mayor will "Transform Iguala" with "real actions." With his alleged role in the disappearance of the 43 students that promise has become a reality.
Protesters smash the windows at the mayor's office in Iguala.
A masked protester smashes a window at the mayor's office in Iguala.
Two community police members sit at a guard station in a small town near Acapulco.
Residents in Iguala watch the protest pass. Some complained about the destruction saying that the protesters would leave and they would left to pay for the damage.
A window washer sprays soap onto a truck window in Iguala. More than eight out of every ten residents in Guerrero works in the informal sector. Through the window an Oxxo store is visible. Oxxo is owned by Coca-Cola FEMSA a Mexican multinational company that reported US$19.1 billion in revenues in 2013.
President Enrique Peña Nieto has criticized the incendiary tactics of the people demanding justice for the 43 missing students, but to the “normalista” protesters fire-bombings are a valid form of political expression.