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Mexicans Take to Streets in Historic March Against Femicide

  • Thousands of people marched and chanted in protest on Sunday
  • Protesters spray painted buildings and dyed fountains red
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Thousands of Mexicans took to the streets in the capital and other cities chanting “not one more murder!” on Sunday, International Women’s Day, to protest a spate of killings of women and rising gender violence.

“I’m in my 60s and this movement moves me and convinces me, that’s why I am marching today,” said Yolanda Leyva, against the racket of a patrolling helicopter and the shouts of protesters gathered in Mexico City. “The majority of women feel they can relate to it, independent from their political, economic or cultural backgrounds.”