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Mexican Activists Protesting Violence Against Women Set Building On Fire

MEXICO-FEMINISTS-PROTESTS:Mexican activists protesting violence in opposition to ladies set constructing on hearth

Mexican activists protesting violence in opposition to ladies set a part of a constructing belonging to a authorities rights fee on hearth in central Mexico on Friday.

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  • Last Updated: September 12, 2020, 10:39 AM IST

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ECATEPEC, Mexico: Mexican activists protesting violence in opposition to ladies set a part of a constructing belonging to a authorities rights fee on hearth in central Mexico on Friday.

After spraying the constructing with graffiti, roughly 25 masked ladies broke down a door, entered the constructing and began a fireplace inside, a Reuters witness stated.






The ladies then left the constructing and hurled molotov cocktails at its exterior partitions, in keeping with the witness.

Thirteen ladies have been arrested by police, the State of Mexico authorities stated. They have been later launched after an outcry on social media about their obvious tough remedy.

Demanding justice for murdered ladies in circumstances that haven’t been solved and even correctly investigated, activists have additionally occupied the principle places of work of the nation’s federal human rights fee in Mexico City over the previous week.

Intense media protection of the protests have helped reignite debate about subject and spurred demonstrations in different cities throughout the nation. The protests have additionally targeted on Mexico’s greater than 73,000 lacking folks.

Femicides, the homicide of girls as a result of their gender, rose 5.4% between January and July in Mexico from the identical interval final 12 months, in keeping with official information. In July alone, 74 ladies have been murdered.

The federal rights fee has urged authorities to not harm protesters.

The governor of the State of Mexico, Alfredo del Mazo, stated on Twitter he condemned the actions of the police on Friday and promised an investigation into the incident.

State authorities prosecutors stated in an announcement that protocols had been adopted within the arrest of the 13 ladies.

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