Guillermo del Toro, Gael García Bernal & More Speak Out After Mexican Film Students Killed

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On March 19, film students Javier Salomón Aceves Gastélum, Jesús Daniel Díaz García and Marco Francisco Díaz Ávalos disappeared. They were last seen in Tonala in Jalisco after their car broke down. Roughly six people then kidnapped the young students. On Monday, Mexican authorities stated that Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) confused the three students for members of a rival gang. They reportedly killed the three and dissolved their bodies in acid, according to The New York Times. The case is currently under review, but two people have been arrested, State prosecutor Raúl Sánchez said.

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As people pay tribute to the three young men, others express doubts over the story and are pushing the government for answers. But given the information currently available, people have begun using the #NoSomosTresSomosTodxs hashtag to speak out. The film industry is particularly affected, and stars like Guillermo del Toro and Gael García Bernal have used their platforms to draw attention to this heinous crime. Check out a few responses below.