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Mexico: Activists gather in Mexico City in memory of disappeared and killed women

Mexico, Mexico City
February 23, 2020 at 04:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

A memorial set up for killed and missing women was set up during a demonstration in Mexico City by hundreds of activists on Saturday.

"We all have the right to live in tranquillity, that’s it. If they say that there is a lot of violence also for men and it is something that involves us throughout society. We are raising our voice mainly for women but it is something that involves us all," said one activist.

Flowers, candles and portraits of murdered and disappeared women were placed as part of a memorial where activists gathered where they chanted and held hands.

The demonstration was organised via social media and is the second in a week sparked by the case of a 7-year-old girl who was murdered and thrown into plastic bags in the town of Tlahuac near Mexico City

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A memorial set up for killed and missing women was set up during a demonstration in Mexico City by hundreds of activists on Saturday.

"We all have the right to live in tranquillity, that’s it. If they say that there is a lot of violence also for men and it is something that involves us throughout society. We are raising our voice mainly for women but it is something that involves us all," said one activist.

Flowers, candles and portraits of murdered and disappeared women were placed as part of a memorial where activists gathered where they chanted and held hands.

The demonstration was organised via social media and is the second in a week sparked by the case of a 7-year-old girl who was murdered and thrown into plastic bags in the town of Tlahuac near Mexico City

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