The Caravana43 adjourned its mission in Europe and landed in London on May 19, the last stop of an arduous trip. The demand for justice for the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa did not end as they reach the finishing line of the European tour in the British capital, as other Mexican groups are protesting today on the streets of South America.
A few days before the arrival of Omar García (a student from Ayotzinapa), Eleucario Ortega (the father of one of the missing students) and Roman Hernández (a representative from the Human Rights Center Tlachinollan), the Mexican community (and Latin groups in general) met at Casa Latina to set the mood for the following days, and to raise funds for the Caravan to reach London.
The afternoon encompassed Latin music and poems, general literature for sale, a riffle and authentic Mexican food. To the naked eye it might have seemed like a celebration even, however the meeting was full of sentiment, it served as a reminder and as a tool of social awareness regarding the turmoil landscape in Mexico.
The gathering emerged as a crisp example of the Mexican solidarity in foreign countries, as the local efforts to welcome the group in London were vital for the outspreading of the justice message.