Outcry in Mexico over missing student

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There have been protests in Mexico City over the disappearance of a 17-year-old university student, Marco Antonio Sanchez, after he was arrested by police on Tuesday. Hundreds of people carrying placards called for his return on the city central avenue, stopping the traffic. The student had been on the streets taking photographs but was arrested accused of stealing the camera. Two of the policeman who took part in the arrest have now been detained.

Prayers were also heard for the missing student in the city's cathedral. Marco Antonio Sanchez's family described him as a good boy who loved art and museums. They said he had been out taking photographs when he asked another boy to use his camera to take a photograph of him by a wall which had interesting graffiti.

His friend said the police had come over and accused the youth of stealing the camera. He had tried to run away but was caught and bundled into the back of a police van.

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