A whole lot of demonstrators have demanded motion from the Mexican authorities after the most recent homicide of a younger girl within the nation.
A median of 10 ladies are murdered in Mexico every single day however the protests had been sparked by the significantly grisly killing of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla in Mexico Metropolis.
Ms Escamilla was discovered lifeless by officers at an house simply north of town centre final weekend, her physique skinned and a part of her corpse flushed down a sewer.
Her boyfriend has been arrested in connection along with her homicide.
Ugly footage of her physique had been printed by some Mexican newspapers, a transfer that sparked additional anger.
Lilia Florencio Guerrero, whose daughter was murdered in 2017, known as on President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who was contained in the palace through the protests, to do extra to cease the violence.
She mentioned: “It isn’t simply Ingrid. There are literally thousands of femicides.
“It fills us with anger and rage.”
The protesters, most of them ladies, painted the phrases “femicide state” in pink on Mexico’s presidential palace.
Additionally they marched by way of heavy rain to the workplaces of La Prensa, which printed images of Ms Escamilla’s physique on its entrance web page. At the very least one car belonging to the newspaper was set on fireplace.
The newspaper later mentioned in an announcement that it had “entered a strategy of deeper overview”.
The United Mexican Journalists collective was quoted in El Pais as saying that publication of the images confirmed “whole lack of respect for the sufferer, the accused, due course of and society”.
“The message they despatched to society was that they’re entrepreneurs and their content material (is) a mere commodity…It’s a very darkish second for the Mexican press.”
Officers say they’re investigating cops thought to have taken the images with their cell phones earlier than leaking them to newspapers.
Protesters chanted “not another homicide” and carried indicators saying “we demand accountable journalism”, “Ingrid we’re all you” and “sexism kills”.
In an announcement, the protesters mentioned: “It enrages us how Ingrid was killed, and the way the media put her physique on show.
“It enrages us that the general public judges us, saying ‘this is not the suitable method to categorical your rage’.
“We’re not mad, we’re livid.”
On social media, folks sought to counteract the images printed in newspapers with images of Ms Escamilla alive and completely satisfied.
Contained in the presidential palace, the president informed reporters: “I am not burying my head within the sand… The federal government I symbolize will all the time deal with making certain the security of ladies.”
He didn’t give additional particulars of how he would do that.
Final yr 3,825 ladies had been murdered, a rise of seven% from 2018, based on official figures.