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Mexico: Activists and police clash during march demanding legalisation of abortion02:00

Mexico: Activists and police clash during march demanding legalisation of abortion

Mexico, Mexico City
September 29, 2020 at 01:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clashes broke out between police and protesters as around 500 activists marched to demand the legalisation of abortion in downtown Mexico City on Monday.

Footage shows the demonstrators, with their faces covered and green handkerchiefs, passing by the monument to the Revolution on their way to the Zocalo in the Mexican capital. The police blocked the march, forming a barrier made up of hundreds of female officers with shields, who used fire extinguishers to try to disperse the activists.

During the skirmishes, the law enforcement officers were affected by the smoke, while the protesters rattled shields apparently taken from the police.

The demonstration was convened by a number of feminist collectives as part of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, a day on which activists are demanding that the medical procedure be legalised throughout the country and not just in Mexico City and the state of Oaxaca.

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Clashes broke out between police and protesters as around 500 activists marched to demand the legalisation of abortion in downtown Mexico City on Monday.

Footage shows the demonstrators, with their faces covered and green handkerchiefs, passing by the monument to the Revolution on their way to the Zocalo in the Mexican capital. The police blocked the march, forming a barrier made up of hundreds of female officers with shields, who used fire extinguishers to try to disperse the activists.

During the skirmishes, the law enforcement officers were affected by the smoke, while the protesters rattled shields apparently taken from the police.

The demonstration was convened by a number of feminist collectives as part of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, a day on which activists are demanding that the medical procedure be legalised throughout the country and not just in Mexico City and the state of Oaxaca.

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