Happy Women’s Day | Smashed windows & fires in Mexico city

Russian state-sponsored news outlet, Russia Today, presented their angle on events from Mexico City on International Women’s Day:

Protesters took to the streets of Mexico city on International Women’s Day on Sunday to protest rampant violence against women and femicide.

Some spray-painted messages like “Mexico kills women” onto monuments, smashed windows and set fires — often to cheers from the multitude.

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