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Tijuana Women Demand Actions As Violence Against Women Continues To Rise In Mexico

Women in Tijuana staged a protest against femicide on Feb. 21, 2020, after tw...

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Above: Women in Tijuana staged a protest against femicide on Feb. 21, 2020, after two high-profile killings in Mexico City, including that of a 7-year-old girl.

Women took to the streets of Tijuana on Friday following two high-profile femicides in Mexico City, including that of a 7-year-old girl.

The protest blocked multiple lanes of traffic heading into Mexico, backing up cars on the southbound Interstate 5 well into south San Diego County.

"Because the border is the bridge to the outside world, it's the best place to bring attention to what's happening to women in Mexico," Carolina Morales, one of the protesters said in Spanish.

The protest is part of a movement across Mexico against what protesters are calling an epidemic of femicide. Thousands of women and girls have either been murdered or gone missing in recent years.

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The all-female protesters in Tijuana say the government isn't doing enough to stop these murders.

After chanting in Plaza Santa Cecilia against violence and the killing of women, the group marched to the border with the goal of shutting down traffic.

The women were briefly met with a counterprotester who covered the group in spray paint and silly string.

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