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Protesters called for tougher government action on gender violence
Hundreds of people gathered in Mexico City on Friday to protest against the murder of a young woman.Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was stabbed to death allegedly by a man she lived with, who then mutilated her body in an attempt to hide the evidence.Forensic workers leaked images of her corpse, and a local newspaper has been criticised for published one of these pictures on its front page. Femicide, the gender-based killing of women, is on the rise in Mexico.More than 700 cases are currently being investigated, but activists say the number of women killed because of their gender is much higher.The protesters, most of them women, moved through the Mexican capital holding placards calling for “responsible journalism,” and chanting slogans like “not one more murder”.
Protesters clashed with police during the demonstration
The group initially gathered outside of the city’s National Palace, where President Andrés Manuel López Obrador lives with his family. “It seems to me the president has evaded the issue constantly,” one protester, A