Sunday, October 24

Femicides in Mexico: the protest dissolved with shots in the air in Cancun that highlights the problem in the country


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Hooded police officers broke up the demonstration with shots into the air.

Shooting shots into the air and to the ground. This is how a group of municipal police officers from Cancun, Mexico, went out to disperse, a demonstration that arrived Monday night at the gates of the city’s government palace.

The protest was called to demand justice for the femicides that occurred last weekend, when two women were found dead in less than 24 hours, and for the gender violence that exists in Mexico.

In a country where 10 women are murdered every day On average, some 2,000 protesters were demanding justice for Alexis, a 20-year-old girl found dead with signs of torture over the weekend.

The Quintana Roo Feminist Network, which brings together several associations, was the one that launched the call.


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