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Thousands of women demonstrate in Mexico to protest against police brutality

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com
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Thousands of women protested in New Mexico City after police officers raped underage girls.

The women organized the demonstration under the slogan “They do not protect me, they rape me” and began peaceful and then turned into confrontations when some demonstrators set fire to a police station.

In early August, a 17-year-old said four policemen raped her in a patrol car in the Azcapotzalco neighborhood north of the Mexican capital.

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The next day, a 16-year-old girl announced that a policeman had raped her in a museum.

Protesters burned a police station
Protesters burned a police station

Side of the demonstrators
Side of the demonstrators

Policeman documents the provocation attempts 
Policeman documents the provocation attempts

Mexican policewomen
Mexican policewomen

A girl with an anti-police sign
A girl with an anti-police sign

Anti-police signs in Mexico
Anti-police signs in Mexico

Demonstrators in Mexico
Demonstrators in Mexico

Demonstrators attack a policeman
Demonstrators attack a policeman

Mexican demonstrators
Mexican demonstrators

Demonstrators assembled on the streets
Demonstrators assembled on the streets

A demonstrator holds an anti-police sign
A demonstrator holds an anti-police sign

Mexican protester
Mexican protester using color spray

Angry masked demonstrator
Angry masked demonstrator

Demonstrators spray the slogans on a car
Demonstrators spray the slogans on a car

Group of demonstrators
Group of demonstrators

Anti-police voices
Anti-police voices

Read also: UNICEF: Mexico records sudden rise in violence against women

Violence against women is a continuing problem in Mexico that has wide gaps for all gender-related issues.

More than 1,100 women were killed in Mexico from January to May this year with nearly 370 of them killed by sex.

According to Skoog, changes in aspects of behavior and culture are essential to eradicate this problem.

“Such violence has been detected in the less-cited group of people who are less concerned about gender differences.

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