The Mexican government cares more about buildings and monuments than the 10 women and little girls killed EVERY DAY in the country.
They surrounded the “National Palace” with metal walls to prevent “vandalism” from paint, glitter and banners like last year.
They protect and defend the walls from paint better than they protect us from being kidnapped, raped, killed or letting our abusers roam free.
They placed walls to protect their buildings from the upcoming March 8th Woman’s Day march, but we still found a way to protest and make our voices known.
“Femicide Victims” written in big letters with paint across the metal walls, and underneath the names of the women and girls who aren’t with us anymore.
( Picture by: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMG_II9nrwT/?igshid=u2hb64t5odl3 )
As the day passed phrases were projected on the front of Palacio Nacional like:
“A rapist will not be governor.”
(Pictures by: https://twitter.com/tania_tagle/status/1368743529623810049?s=21 )
And soon enough more and more women joined in and gathered at the Zocalo to place, signs, pictures, flowers and more stuff to remember the ones that aren’t here with us anymore and to take over something that was meant to shut us out at the beginning.
(Picture by: https://twitter.com/lilifavela_/status/1368737193527816196?s=21 )
(Pictures by: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJL0OWD_yi/?igshid=1u5bdgic9vww4 )
“The wall that got turned into a memorial”
We are tired, we are angry, we are worried and scared. We are often demonized by the mexican media and mocked by many other mexicans for protesting in different ways, from peaceful to non-peaceful. But we will keep fighting and raising our voices!
For our sisters
For our mothers
For our aunts
For our daughters
For our grandmothers
For everyone who isn’t here anymore.
This is just a little bit of everything that’s happening in Mexico, I encourage you to share and search more about this subject. (https://abcnews.go.com/International/380-women-killed-mexico-year-activists-cultural-change/story?id=69258389)
Help us raise our voices, help us be heard!
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“I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but fuck that. Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process, we don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don’t know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones. Every black person in here remembered when another person reminded you that you were black. So none of you out there, all those protesters on the other side, protesting against what we want to do, protesting against what we want to try and achieve, burn you, this is so vital. I need you to understand how painful this shit is. I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing and that isn’t the case anymore, that was never the case anymore.” John Boyega at The Black Lives Matter protest in Hyde Park June 3rd 2020
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