Mexico’s Attorney General said he’s had enough.
(Reuters) – After weeks fielding questions about the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers by corrupt police in league with drug gang members, Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo has had enough.
He’s not the only one.
Facing a grilling over the details of the case, which has sent shockwaves across Mexico and triggered outrage at impunity, Murillo sought to wrap up a news conference on Friday evening, arching his eyebrows with the aside “Ya me canse”, or “I’ve had enough”.
The phrase came shortly after he told the press that the trainee teachers were apparently incinerated by drug gang henchmen and their remains tipped in a garbage dump and a river.
Murillo’s words have gone viral, with #YaMeCanse and #estoycansado (I’m tired) among the most trending hashtags on Twitter in Mexico.
Protesters who have railed against the government’s handling of the case sprayed the phrase “I’ve had enough .. of fear” on the entrance of the Attorney General’s office overnight.
Many Tweeters said that like Murillo, they were tired – but of impunity, injustice and corrupt politicians.
Some tweeted that if Murillo was so tired, he should resign.
That was over a week ago.
What’s happened since then?
In no particular order:
- Who has had enough?
- Enough of what?
- Demonstrations are worldwide; it’s not an Arab Spring, but some of these actions are eerily similar to events in the summer of 1968. Do we sit on the cusp of significant change?
- Do parallels exist between the loss of the 43 students in Mexico, and the loss of one man in Ferguson, Missouri?
- Do these events have any effect on, or are they affected by, education reform efforts in the U.S.? Other political events in the U.S.?
- What are we to make of these events?
- Is this enough? Ya basta? #YaMeCanse?
- What should we do, individually, and together?