Nearly 90,000 women marched this March 8 in Mexico City to demand an end to the wave of femicides and gender violence, within the framework of the International Women’s Day.
The Secretary of Government and the Secretary of Citizen Security reported that the protesters left from different points of Paseo de la Reforma and the Monument to the Revolution, heading for the capital’s Zócalo, mostly peacefully.
To safeguard the safety of the attendees, an operation was implemented in which objects such as: hammers, mallets, pipes, bats, sticks, metal chains, spray paint cans, and containers of flammable liquids.
In addition, both agencies detailed that “a small group of people” with their faces covered used explosive devices, sticks and other dangerous objects to break glass and create disturbances.
He Rescue Squad and Medical Emergencies (ERUM) provided medical attention to 37 people, mostly due to heat stroke, blows and sprains. 24 policewomen were also treated at the scene.
From early on, women, girls, and adolescents gathered in spaces such as the Monument to the Revolution, the Glorieta de las Mujeres que Chancan (former Colón roundabout) and El Caballito de Reforma to leave for the Antimonumenta, located in front of Bellas Artes, or toward the Zócalo, where metal fences surrounded the National Palace.
Where do women feel most insecure in Mexico?
Nearly two out of three women, 63 percent of the total They feel insecure in Mexico, and less than half consider they have the same opportunities as men, revealed a survey by the Poligrama agency on International Women’s Day on Wednesday.
The place where Mexican women perceive the greatest insecurity is on the street, with 38 percent of the total considering it so, followed by public transportation, with 32 percent, according to the survey.
The list is completed by work (9 percent), home (4 percent), school (2 percent), and other unspecified places (15 percent).