Women protest against gender violence in Latin America

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Thousands of women in Latin America marched on Thursday for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Latin America has some of the world’s highest levels of violence against women, nonbinary and trans people. In Mexico, the National Women’s Front staged a sit-down protest outside the National Palace, demanding to stop the use of children “as an instrument to harm women.” In Chile, many dressed in black or purple in support of the feminist movement. Chilean human rights lawyer and congresswoman, Lorena Fries, said demonstrators were fighting for a “peaceful life.” Despite a heavy police presence, some protesters vandalized shop windows and public signage.

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