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CNN Reporter Hit with Tear Gas in Mexico Amid Protests

CNN reporter Rafael Romo has been in Mexico covering protests over the likely deaths of 43 students who were abducted and went missing. As Romo was covering the protests, police released tear gas and he got hit.

These 43 students were, as Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam said just days ago, abducted by police on the orders of Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca. He is described as the “probable mastermind” behind the students’ disappearance, and remains were discovered days ago that they believe to be of the students.

And as he took questions from reporters about the kids, Karam ended up saying aloud, “Enough, I’m tired.”

Well, that set off protests across the country. Mexican citizens are outraged about the government’s unsatisfactory response and have taken to the streets in protest. Some of those protests have gotten violent.

When Romo went to cover these protests this week, he and many of the protestors got hit with tear gas. He said, “It’s hard to breathe, my eyes are burning.” His report showed some intense footage of protestors clashing with police.

You can watch that video here, via CNN:

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