Mar 8, 2021

Women's day: Mexico barrier turned into women's memorial

EPA. Fencing erected to protect Mexico's National Palace ahead of a planned march to mark International Women's Day has been turned into a memorial. Women's groups say the government does not do enough to combat femicides. The president added women had the right to protest, but he said there was "Much provocation, many people infiltrate and seek to do damage, they use violence as a form of protest and throw Molotov cocktails, and we don't want anyone to get injured". Women's rights activists say they want to draw attention to the hundreds of women that are killed every year in Mexico. Women's groups are planning activities across the country.

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