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Large Crowds Gather for International Women's Day Protests in Mexico

Large crowds of demonstrators gathered outside the National Palace in Mexico City, on International Women’s Day to protest against gender inequality and rising gendered violence.

This video filmed on March 8, shows protesters chanting outside the palace, as dozens of police officers carrying shields walk past the crowd.

According to local media Mexico’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador was scrutinised by local women’s movements for his support of Félix Salgado Macedonio, an aspiring governor, who was accused of sexual assault. Credit: Danna Kiedis via Storyful