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Mexican Activists Protest After Gruesome Killing of Woman, Publication of ‘Horrific' Crime Scene Photos

Posted On: Feb 15, 2020   |   Posted By: Time

Angry demonstrations broke out in Mexico City on Friday as hundreds of women raged against the gruesome slaying and mutilation of a young woman, a case that has come to personify frustration over the rising incidence of gender-related killings, or femicides .
In the morning, dozens of protesters spray-painted slogans such as “We won't be silenced” on the facade and doorway of the capital's National Palace as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was holding his daily news conference inside.
Hours later hundreds marched to the offices of a media outlet that published grisly images of the crime scene, and at least one newspaper truck outside was partially set ablaze. Some spray-painted the plastic shields of riot officers as the crowd chanted “Not one more murdered!” and “Justice!” As a cool rain fell in the evening, those remaining left and walked down the stately Reforma boulevard, where some bus stop windows were shattered and signs vandalized.
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