Violent clashes as women protest against femicide in Mexico City

Police and activists clashed in Mexico City at a march to mark International Women's Day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Officers forced back protesters with tear gas and riot shields in Mexico City's main square, the Zócalo.

Protesters were calling for the government to address the country's poor record on the murder of women, often referred to as femicide, and gender-based violence. Government figures suggest at least 939 women were victims of femicide in 2020.

Thousands of women, some with their daughters, attended the march in the Mexican capital on Monday. One girl was seen carrying a sign reading "They haven't killed me, but I live in fear."

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