March for Peace
Over a hundred thousand Mexicans came to support the call made by the Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, to protest against organised crime in the country and the murder of innocent victims caught up in the violence on drugs.
Javier Sicilia has become one of the most outspoken opponents of Mexico's drug war and widespread drug-related violence since his son's slaying in March. His 24-year-old son was found dead on March 28, crammed into a car with six other bodies in Cuernavaca. Masking tape was wrapped around their heads, faces, wrists and ankles. Sicilia has led several demonstrations and vocally criticized officials' handling of the case.