The November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Given this, feminist groups announced that for this day they will hold a march of the Angel of Independence to the capital’s Zócalo.
The reason for the mega march is to demand that the authorities eradicate violence against women, which is why they asked the capital authorities to allow them a free demonstration in the streets of the capital.
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Wall buildings and shops
Before the announcement of the mobilization, police from the capital began to install fences in buildings and businesses on Avenida Juárez.
The Palace of Fine Arts and the Hemiciclo a Juárez are some of the properties that are already fenced in to avoid damage.
Some of the streets through which the demonstration will pass are Avenida Juárez and Reforma, so it is expected that more fences will be installed on both roads shortly.
Read also: This is the route of the feminist march for the 25N
Follow the minute by minute of the mobilization against gender violence.
You must educate yourself to eradicate machismo
8:00 The Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), Rosa Icela Rodríguez, stated that violence against women is neither normal nor naturalTherefore, it is necessary to educate for equality and eradicate machismo and misogyny from human relationships.
When commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in the press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the head of the SSPC pointed out that it is a priority not to minimize the complaints of those who are victims of these crimes against women , work to combat impunity and that the aggressors are punished.
“It goes without saying that most of the abusers of women are their partners, ex-partners, relatives or people close to them, up to 80% of the legalized complaints document it.”
Crosses in National Palace
9 o’clock Protesters jumped over the fences that protect the surrendered to National Palace to place crosses with the names of victims of the femicide, as well as the date and place of their murder.
It is worth mentioning that they placed a large tent that mentions “A Life Free of Violence, Not One Less”, as well as photographs of women who have disappeared throughout the country.
So far the first square of the capital’s Zócalo is closed, as well as the Zocalo station, but there is still a small group of women who place pink crosses to demonstrate against femicides.
A group of women belonging to various feminist collectives place crosses on the door of the National Palace to demand justice against femicides. #DayAgainstGenderViolence
Video: Salvador Corona pic.twitter.com/TvnXCfp57M
– El Universal (@El_Universal_Mx) November 25, 2021
CDMX calls for a peaceful march
11:00 The Secretary of Government of Mexico City, Martí Batres Guadarrama, called for the mobilizations are carried out in a peaceful manner for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, since they detected groups that have summoned to attend with dangerous objects such as mallets and pipes.
“There are other expressions that have been called for today, there are some groups that have been called (to) carry some dangerous objects such as mallets, hammers, pipes, among others. Objects that can be dangerous for the protesters themselves, for passers-by, and for the civilian population in general that is alien to today’s mobilizations, ”he said at a press conference.
Therefore, Martí Batres made a call to non-violence Since today’s mobilizations are a day of struggle against the elimination of violence against women, “today’s struggle by its very nature, as it is a struggle against violence, must be peaceful.”
He explained that one of the most important summons is at 4:00 p.m. at the Angel of Independence towards the capital’s Zócalo, but reiterated that there is no violence on the part of the groups that summon with dangerous objects.
“The personnel of the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) do not carry or carry any type of weapons, or batons, nor any type of gas, of any kind the Mexico City police do not use gas, tear gas or pepper, no type ”, he assured.
2,500 policewomen will be deployed
Meanwhile, the Undersecretary of Institutional Development of the Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City, Marcela Figueroa Franco, explained that they will be deployed 2,500 female elements, which will not have gases of any kind, the only equipment will be a helmet, shield and extinguishers to fight fire, if there is one.
In addition, there will be 8 ambulances, 10 motorcycles, 2 rescue certificates as well as 24 observing witnesses from the general direction of human rights of the SSC.
The mobilizations will come out of the antimonumenta, the Angel of Independence, the former Colón roundabout, and the Glorieta del Caballito.
They install a clothesline for complaints in the Glorieta de las Mujeres que Luchan
12:00 Feminist collectives installed a clothesline in the call Glorieta of the Women Who Fight, formerly, Glorieta de Colón, where they filed complaints.
This is part of the different demonstrations that are expected this day for the 25 N.
Women’s groups may file their complaints until 8:00 p.m., in accordance with the call made.
In the area, women still prevail carrying out the intervention and later they will join the mobilization that will depart from the Angel of Independence to the capital’s Zócalo, which is closed.
Guard the Angel of Independence
12:30 Prior to the feminist brand, the capital authorities they walled the Angel of Independence, place from where the contingents will leave for the capital’s Zócalo; this monument was the last to be packed up.
The blue metal walls were installed in order to completely cover the steps of the monument.
Until Wednesday night the historical monuments that had already been covered were the Glorieta de Cuitláhuac, Colón, Monument to the Revolution, the Hemiciclo a Juárez; in addition, businesses of the first square of the capital were covered.
The Hilton Hotel in Juarez avenue It is found with metal fences, the Church of Corpus Christi, Bellas Artes, as well as businesses on Calle de 5 de Mayo where contingents are expected to enter to congregate in the Zócalo.
Also, the building of the Post Office of Mexico, the Bank of Mexico, the House of Representation of the state of Nuevo León, Monte de Piedad and the Cathedral.
Photo: Kevin Ruiz
Policewomen will only contain: Sheinbaum
14:00 The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, called for a peaceful march to be carried out in Mexico City for this November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and clarified that the police elements in case of violence they will only contain it.
“Our call is for a peaceful demonstration always and above all our fellow police officers from Mexico City, in any case, what they do is contain violence against other people or monuments in particular,” he said after the presentation of the campaign against sexual violence.
Sheinbaum Pardo explained what never to repress, but simply to contain and particularly when there are dangerous objects and there is aggression against men or other women.
It is worth mentioning that the local Secretariat for Citizen Security is going to deploy 2,500 policewomen to protect the demonstrations of the mobilizations on this day.