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Parents of 43 missing students march holding images of their sons during a protest march in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The march was held on the second anniversary of the disappearance, on Sept. 26, 2014, of the students from the Rural Normal School at Ayotzinapa. (Photo: AP/Eduardo Verdugo)

On the night of September 26, 2014, 43 students from the Normal Rural School of Ayotzinapa were attacked by local police in the city of Iguala in southern Mexico. The police were found to be in collusion with criminal organisations and the testimonies provided were contradictory. In November of the same year, several plastic bags containing human remains, possibly those of the missing students, were found dumped by a river. Much of what happened that night remains a mystery.

Three years on, London-based investigative agency Forensic Architecture has launched a sophisticated web tool that visualises the attacks to try and unpick the mystery. The tool combines cartography and 3D modelling to give a visual representation of the events that led up to the attacks and the events shortly after. It’s aim? To examine the many conflicting narratives of the night and try and reveal exactly what happened.

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