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Anti-violence rally draws thousands

DRUG WAR:The four-day march ended in Mexico City, as protesters condemned the government for failing to curb drug violence despite massive troop deployments

AP, MEXICO CITY

Some marchers had T-shirts that read “We are all Juan.” Others had signs reading “Marisela Escobedo is here.”

Sicilia demanded to know why Calderon “decided to send the army into the streets in an absurd war that has cost us 40,000 lives and left thousands of Mexicans abandoned to fear and uncertainty.”

Hours before the marchers reached Mexico City, federal police announced the capture of a suspected drug gang leader in Morelos.

Jose Zarco Cardenas, 22, had recently begun heading operations in Morelos for a gang that broke off from the Beltran Leyva cartel, the Public Safety Department said in statement on Sunday.

He was arrested in Mexico City on Friday along with an alleged accomplice.

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