Mexicans protest against violence against women

Violence erupted in Mexico City on Wednesday (November 26) when protesters took to the streets to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women.

Mexican women marched to the government palace and clashed with riot police.

Protesters demand the authorities do more to stop femicide in the country.

This is one of the women who joined the demonstration:

"They have done nothing, every day women are killed. Every day they kill 11 women and nine girls. How they want us to believe in the Mexico's government. Their apologies do not interest me. I will believe in their public apologies the day they stop killing women, not today."

An average of ten women a day are killed in Mexico.

In 2019, the country marked a new overall homicide record.

Victims of femicide increased by 10% last year to over 1,000.

Video Transcript

- Violence erupted in Mexico City on Wednesday when protesters took to the streets to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Mexican women marched to the government palace and clashed with riot police. Protesters demand the authorities to do more to stop femicide in the country.

This is one of the women who joined the demonstration.

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

INTERPRETER: They have done nothing. Every day, women are killed. Every day, they kill 11 women and nine girls. How they want us to believe in Mexico's government? Their apologies do not interest me. I will believe in their public apologies the day they stop killing women. Not today.

- An average of 10 women a day are killed in Mexico. In 2019, the country marked a new overall homicide record. Victims of femicide increased by 10% last year to over 1,000.