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Mexico: Women's march square up to female riot police02:31

Mexico: Women's march square up to female riot police

Mexico, Mexico City
November 26, 2019 at 06:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

A march condemning femicide and other forms of gender-based violence ended in clashes between female protesters and female riot police in Mexico City on Monday.

The demonstrators, wearing black with green and purple headscarves, brought with them a range of homemade signs.

Some elements chose to target statues of national figures, burning the protective cling film and then spraying graffiti.

A shop was also destroyed using poles and road signs, before riot police stepped in.

The #NiUnaMenos (Not One Less) rally was timed to coincide with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

According to official statistics, 1,199 women were murdered in 2019 alone., an increased rate versus three years ago.

Mexico: Women's march square up to female riot police02:31
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A march condemning femicide and other forms of gender-based violence ended in clashes between female protesters and female riot police in Mexico City on Monday.

The demonstrators, wearing black with green and purple headscarves, brought with them a range of homemade signs.

Some elements chose to target statues of national figures, burning the protective cling film and then spraying graffiti.

A shop was also destroyed using poles and road signs, before riot police stepped in.

The #NiUnaMenos (Not One Less) rally was timed to coincide with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

According to official statistics, 1,199 women were murdered in 2019 alone., an increased rate versus three years ago.

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