ANGRY girls coated Mexico’s presidential palace with ‘blood purple paint’ all through a protest over the murder and mutilation of a youthful woman.
The Valentine’s Day demonstration was sparked by the killing of Ingrid Escamilla, 25, in Mexico Metropolis and graphic photos of her “stabbed, skinned and dismembered” corpse revealed in newspapers.
Demonstrators then marched by the use of heavy rain to the workplaces of newspaper La Prensa to protest in direction of the publication of the ugly pictures.
Indignant girls daubed the phrases “femicide state” in blood-red on the palace, whereas one woman spray-painted “INGRID” in enormous pink letters.
Totally different painted slogans along with “they’re killing us” have been emblazoned on the setting up’s partitions, whereas protesters fired flames from cans of flammable spray-paint.
Outdoor La Prensa’s officers, the demonstrators burned vehicles belonging to employees and briefly clashed with security forces who prevented them from stepping into the newspaper’s workplaces.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, typically often called UN Women, said on Twitter that it condemned the killing of Escamilla.
‘ANGER AND RAGE’
Lilia Florencio Guerrero, whose daughter was violently killed in 2017, known as on President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who was contained within the palace by the protests, to do further to stop the violence.
“It’s not simply Ingrid. There are millions of femicides,” said Guerrero. “It fills us with anger and rage.”
La Prensa, which ran the image on its cowl, defended its doc of reporting on crime and murder, subjects that it said the federal authorities prefers to keep up quiet.
The paper said it was open to dialogue on adjusting its necessities previous approved requirements, with a press launch on Friday’s front-page finding out: “We perceive right this moment that it hasn’t been enough, and we’ve entered a technique of deeper evaluate.”
Contained within the stately palace, the place Lopez Obrador lives collectively along with his family, the president tried to reassure the activists all through his morning info conference.
“I’m not burying my head within the sand … The federal government I symbolize will at all times deal with making certain the security of ladies,” he said, with out giving particulars of current plan.
Ingrid Escamilla’s husband Erik Francisco Robledo, 46, has been acknowledged as a result of the suspect by the press in Mexico.
Footage displays Robledo in a automotive collectively along with his head bandaged and blood on his chest whereas he reportedly talks to a policeman.
Robledo admitted to peeling her pores and pores and skin off and eradicating a number of her organs, saying: “We started to argue and we fought. She said she wished to kill me and I said do it.”
MOST READ IN NEWS
First coronavirus dying hits Europe as a result of it's warned bug would possibly kill 400,000 Brits
Dennis the Menace
A MONTH's worth of rain, melting snow and gales to batter Britain proper this second
PRIZE AND JOY
Woman, 23, wins dream £545okay farmhouse after searching for raffle ticket for merely £2
RISING FEMICIDE RATES
Femicide, the killing of women, has been rising in Mexico with 700 circumstances beneath investigation – with a imply of 10 girls per day all through the nation.
Figures current that 3,142 girls have been killed in Mexico from January to November 2019, nevertheless activists in Mexico say that too few murders are labeled as femicide.