Feminists march in Mérida and unveil anti-protest against machismo

Within the framework of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, collective feminists, activists and hundreds of women in general, held a march against the machismo from Yucatan.

At about 5:00 p.m., the women began to gather in the La Mejorada Park, where they held a rally to organize the contingent, which left the place 25 minutes later.

With slogans such as “Let the machistas tremble”, “We have to have an abortion” and “Get your rosaries out of our ovaries”, the contingent of women took 55th street heading west, until they reached 56th street, where they turned north from the city.

Memorial to the victims

The Antimonumenta celebrates the feminist struggle, but also remembers the victims of femicide

The march concluded minutes later at the Auction to Paseo de Montejo, where representatives of organizations such as Substantive Equality Yucatan, UADY No Harassment and the state representation of National Front for Sorority, made the unveiling of the Mérida Feminist Antimonumenta.

In relation to the above, Kelly Ramírez Alpuche explained that the purple venus-shaped structure, with a fist in the center, represents the women’s struggle to end the gender violence on Yucatan, but it is also a memorial for the victims of femicide and their families.

The two-meter-high structure was the product of a management entirely carried out by women, who raised the funds, built the Antimonumenta and later placed it in the place where it will remain from this Thursday.

Female self-management

The contingent of women met in La Mejorada and marched towards the Paseo de Montejo Auction

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The Feminist Antimonumenta It was made by a master blacksmith known as “La Coyota”, who voluntarily offered to create the first structure of its kind, placed in Yucatan.

After the unveiling, the women observed a minute of silence for the companions “who are no longer” in life, to later continue with the slogans and an atmosphere of celebration and sororidad.

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