A Day Without Women

Diana Torres, Copy Editor

Women across Mexico held a two day protest called “The Day Without Us”. Those who

participated held a rally in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. The protest was held to bring awareness to and protest

 The fact that as many as 10 women are killed in Mexico each day. It was also inspired by the murders of 

Ingrid Escamilla and Fátima Cecilia Aldrighett Antón as well as the #MeToo movement.

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, 80,000 protesters rallied in the Zocalo Plaza

in Mexico City. Attendees brandished pink crosses to symbolize the victims of femicide. The names of

missing or murdered women were spray painted onto the plaza. Conflict broke out between the

police and protesters, resulting in the injury of over 60 people. The following day, women across the

country stayed home from home and school.

Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, believes the protest was orchestrated

by his political opponents. The mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, condemned the

damage to the historical monuments in the plaza. She met with women’s groups and created a

sex offenders registry after recieving backlash for her response.