The Guardian: Mexico protests against attacks on women turn violent, as tension with president escalates
Protesters angry that López Obrador has supported politician accused of sexual assault are calling for greater protections for women
Women marching on International Women’s Day have clashed with police at barricades surrounding the National Palace in Mexico City, where officers fired pepper spray after the protesters attempted to tear down a metal wall.
Sixty-two officers and 19 civilians were injured, said Marcela Figueroa, an official of the city’s police agency.
The Mexico City government “categorically denied” using any kind of gas against protesters.
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WNU Editor: That quickly got out of hand.
More News On Yesterday's Violent Protests In Mexico City
A Women’s March in Mexico City Turns Violent, With at Least 81 Injured [Video] — New York Times
At least 81 injured in women’s march in Mexico City — Irish Times
Mexican Women's Day protests turn violent as thousands rally against gendered murder and abuse — SBS
International Women's Day Mexico Protests: AMLO Defends Barricading Palace — Bloomberg
Amid women's protests, Mexican president defends his record — NBC/AP '
Amlo made us public enemy No 1': why feminists are Mexico's voice of opposition — The GuardianOriginal Article
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