Protests In Mexico After Police Opened Fire During A Feminist Rally
MEXICO CITY — 2020 has been, so far, the year of women’s rights protests in Mexico. This week, the police opened fire in a rally against femicides in the coastal city of Cancún, sparking more feminists protests in Mexico.
The protest came after the dismembered body of a 20-year-old woman was found.
The police fired its guns and pushed itself into the crowd to disperse it, after some protesters graffitied and damaged public buildings.
A man identified as a human rights teacher live streamed the scene, where he tries to calm the cops.
About a dozen people reported injuries, including some journalists. The police chief was later removed from charge.
Since then, several feminists groups across Mexico have rallied during the week. The president called for an investigation in Cancún, but he has blamed his opponents for inciting the protests.
Approximately 10 women are murdered in Mexico every day.