The demonstrations in Buenos Aires, in Mar del Plata and Rosario, were prompted by an incident two weeks ago in Necochea, miles south of the capital. Three women in bikini bottoms were ordered by 20 police officers to put on their tops or head out. Many in Argentina, once one of the world's wealthiest countries, were stunned. Now used to struggling with economic woes and corruption, they are increasingly tired of what some see as the authorities' overreach. We are not consumer goods.
Argentina's women joined across South America in marches against violence
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By Gareth Davies For Mailonline. A group of feminists stripped naked and performed a screaming protest outside the Argentinian president's palace. The women were speaking out in protest of violence against women in Argentina and more than demonstrators gathered to march in front of the President's residence Casa Rosada in the capital Buenos Aires. The women performing the Femicide is Genocide protest stood in a group and undressed in front of onlookers before screaming angrily en masse. Women stand naked in front of a banner that reads, 'Femicidio es Genacidio', which translates to femicide is genocide. A woman screams angrily as part of the protest against women being made victims of violence. Stern-faced feminists stand defiant outside the President's residence Casa Rosada in the capital Buenos Aires.
As an all-female orchestra plays, the women slowly and silently remove their clothes, placing them in neat piles on the pavement, before climbing on top of one another to form an unsettling pile of naked female bodies. They then get to their feet and begin to scream — a primal, furious moment that lasts almost a minute. There were a record instances of femicide — the killing of a woman or a girl by a man on account of her gender — in , according to the NGO Mujeres de la Matria Latinoamericana. In April this year, Argentinian newspaper La Nacion reported that one woman had been murdered every day that month. They kill a woman every 25 hours. The state is responsible. La medida fue realizada primero frente a la Plaza de Mayo y luego en los alrededores del Palacio de Tribunales y Congreso. Reclamaron acciones concretas del Estado contra los femicidios.
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