The group has marched through more than 20 cities in the U.S. since it started on Aug. 12. Photo: Voice of Russia Radio, Stephen Schaber.
WASHINGTON -- Juan Francisco Sicilia Ortega was only 24 years old when drug gang members kidnapped, tortured and killed him and his friends in Mexico in March 2011.
Sicilia was attending university on a sports scholarship and working at a clinic in Morelos to help offset costs and now he’s one of the many victims from Mexico’s six-year drug war.
Exact numbers vary, but activists estimate more than 60,000 have been killed and 20,000 have disappeared as a result of the ongoing violence.
To protest the violence and the drug policies dictating the fight, a Caravan for Peace marched into Washington on Monday night and among those participating was Sicilia’s father, Mexican poet Javier Sicilia.
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