Fifteen police officers and four civilians have been injured during demonstrations on International Women’s Day in Mexico, the Mexican Public Prosecution Service reports.
Thousands of protesters flocked to the National Palace in Mexico City. Fences had already been placed around it for fear of violence. Some activists broke through the fence, and police used tear gas to disperse the protesters.
Four photographers were arrested by the police when they wanted to report on the demonstration. A police officer also ordered the arrest of protesting women. He has been fired, says the Mexican OM.
Women's Day: Protesters clash with police in Mexico https://t.co/IKvJhwEfAF— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 9, 2021
Across the country, people were demonstrating against violence against women. Feminist groups demanded an end to the murders and abuse of women.
In Mexico, ten women are killed by violence every day. During the corona crisis, reports of domestic violence against women in Mexico have increased.
WATCH: Women turned a metal barrier — erected around Mexico’s National Palace ahead of International Women's Day — into a memorial for victims of femicide and rape. pic.twitter.com/mFkDbriNo5— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 8, 2021