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09/03/2020
14:38
Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English
Mexico City

Women's Day 2020: Mexican women call for a national strike after a series of brutal femicides

Thousands of women took over Mexico to demand justice and equality through massive protests

According to official numbers, around 80,000 women marched through Mexico City on International Women’s Day 2020.

The protests against femicide in Mexico began on March 7, when activists used red dye in a fountain in Mexico City. The famous “Diana Cazadorafountain was dyed red to represent the blood spilled by the 10 women murdered in Mexico every day.

During the massive protest in Mexico City, thousands of women sang feminist anthems, demanded justice, remembered the women who have been victims of femicide, and showed hundreds of creative signs.

The majority of protesters were organized in feminist collectives and small groups of friends. The majority of women wore something purple or green, as a sign of their support for feminism and abortion.

Despite the measures implemented to protect the monuments, women spray-painted several statues. However, sculptor and plastic artist Javier Marín, the artist behind a sculpture of Francisco I. Madero, praised the fact that the statue vandalized.

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