REPORT SAYS POLICE AND ACTIVISTS CLASHED IN MEXICO CITY AT A MARCH TO MARK INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 9, 2021
Report says Police and activists have clashed in Mexico City at a march to mark International Women’s Day.
Officers forced back protesters with tear gas and riot shields in the capital’s main square, the Zocalo.
Protesters were calling for the government to address the country’s poor record on the murder of women, often referred to as femicide and gender based violence.
Government figures suggest at least nine hundred and thirty-nine women were victims of femicide in 2020.
Thousands of women, some with their daughters, attended the march in the Mexican Capital yesterday.
One girl was seen carrying a sign reading “they harent killed me, but I leave in fear”.