Mexican activists protesting violence towards ladies set constructing on hearth

Demanding justice for murdered ladies in instances that haven’t been solved and even correctly investigated, activists have additionally occupied the principle workplaces of the nation’s federal human rights fee in Mexico Metropolis over the previous week.

Intense media protection of the protests have helped reignite debate about subject and spurred demonstrations in different cities throughout the nation. The protests have additionally targeted on Mexico’s greater than 73,000 lacking folks.

Femicides, the homicide of ladies resulting from their gender, rose 5.four% between January and July in Mexico from the identical interval final 12 months, in keeping with official information. In July alone, 74 ladies have been murdered.

The federal rights fee has urged authorities to not harm protesters.

The governor of the State of Mexico, Alfredo del Mazo, stated on Twitter he condemned the actions of the police on Friday and promised an investigation into the incident.

State authorities prosecutors stated in a press release that protocols had been adopted within the arrest of the 13 ladies.