La Jornada - Women march on 25N shouting "The truth is our flag"

Mexico City. Women of various ages, including girls and most of them dressed in purple clothes alluding to the international day for the elimination of violence against women, begin to advance along Paseo de la Reforma, at the height of the Angel of Independence towards the capital’s Zócalo.

The mothers and relatives of women victims of feminicide, abuse and family violence, assured that “the truth is our flag and justice our goal.”

Some of the slogans of this 25 N are “No, no, no, it is not an isolated event, femicides are State crimes”; “Up the feminism that is going to win”; “And now that we are together, now that they see us.”

They demanded once again the appearance of their daughters and the cessation of gender crimes. “Where are they, where are our daughters, where are they?” They shouted.

The march is guarded by female elements of the Secretary of Citizen Security.

Photo: Cristina Rodríguez

A few minutes ago, a group of hooded young men dressed in black arrived at the scene from the Monument to the Revolution.

Those leading the march are not the hooded women, but the mothers and relatives of victims of violence against women, especially femicides.

In their advance on Paseo de la Reforma, women cloaked with mallets, paint cans and chains have vandalized monuments, parabuses and newsstands, the latter having taken away the protection they had. In the same way, they have painted signage and broken traffic lights.

Given this, the other protesters have supported these acts shouting: we were all! They are afraid of us! And the police don’t take care of me, my friends take care of me!

Photo: Yazmín Ortega

Also, some members of the black bloc have struggled with elements of the police who have tried to remove their shields. On at least three occasions the police spoke in response by activating fire extinguishers in order for the protesters to retreat.

“No no, yes yes, we have already left”, “we are no longer afraid of them”, “we owe it to the women who did not return”, are some of the slogans that the young women carry.

The mobilization, in which union members and students also participate, made a stop at the so-called Glorieta de las mujeres que lucha.

After marching for two hours, mothers and relatives of victims of femicidal violence arrived at the iron of the capital’s Zócalo.

They will hold a commemorative event for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Photo: Cristina Rodríguez

In their advance on Paseo de la Reforma, women cloaked with mallets, paint cans and chains have vandalized monuments, parabuses and newsstands, the latter having taken away the protection they had. In the same way, they have painted signage and broken traffic lights.

Given this, the other protesters have supported these acts shouting: We were all! They are afraid of us! And the police don’t take care of me, my friends take care of me!

Also, some members of the black bloc have clashed with elements of the police who have tried to remove their shields. On at least three occasions the police spoke in response by activating fire extinguishers in order for the protesters to retreat.

Photos: Cristina Rodríguez

“No no, yes yes, we have already left”, “We are no longer afraid of them”, “We owe it to the women who did not return”, are some of the slogans that the young women carry.

The mobilization, in which union members and students also participate, made a stop at the so-called Glorieta de las mujeres que lucha.

After marching for two hours, mothers and relatives of victims of femicidal violence arrived at the iron of the capital’s Zócalo.

They will hold a commemorative event for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Photo: Yazmín Ortega

Meanwhile, from Hidalgo Avenue at the height of the Palacio de Bellas Artes and until its entrance to the Plaza de la Constitucion, the black block group left a trail of pints on the fences that protected some historic precincts and buildings as well as commercial establishments whose workers lowered their curtains at the latent risk of suffering more severe damage.

In the Zócalo, while organizations and mothers of women victims of Femicide and disappearance read her statement, some masked women set fire to three shields that they took away from the police.

Photo: Yazmin Ortega

Photo: Cristina Rodríguez

Photos: Yazmín Ortega

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