Tons of of protesters have flooded the streets of Mexico Metropolis demanding justice for 2 teenage women who had been allegedly raped by law enforcement officials.
Round 300 protesters, principally feminine, descended on the Mexican capital’s prosecutor’s workplace on Monday.
Armed with pink glitter and spray paint, they superior on the constructing, smashing its door and leaving a pig’s head exterior.
The protests had been sparked by two current rape circumstances.
The primary entails a 17-year-old lady who mentioned 4 policemen raped her of their patrol automobile in Azcapotzalco, within the capital’s north, on three August. The second considerations a 16-year-old lady who mentioned a policeman raped her in a museum within the metropolis centre days later.
On Thursday, a police officer was arrested in reference to the second case. Up to now, no arrests have been made in relation to the primary.
Outraged by the alleged misconduct by police, the protesters chanted “justice” and “they do not shield us, they rape us” at officers.
Throughout the protests, Mexico’s safety minister Jesús Orta Martínez was lined in pink glitter when he tried to guarantee the ladies each circumstances could be correctly investigated.
Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico Metropolis’s first elected feminine mayor, described the protest as a “provocation”.
“They wished the federal government to reply with violence. However we’re not going to do this,” she advised reporters.
Violence in opposition to girls is prevalent in Mexico. United Nations figures present an estimated 9 girls are killed day-after-day within the nation.
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