The Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, said they are looking at whether there were unlawful behavior during Monday’s women’s protest in Mexico City.
“I’m in touch with the Head of Government to see in fact what behaviors were done, that could be illegal behaviors,” the federal officer told media, in the face of the fact that pints and objects broke women with their faces covered.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office of Mexico City indicated that no one had been detained during the march, for which an operation of 2,500 female police men was deployed.
“Today morning I saw the Head of Government, we are checking. I understand and understand the impotence that many of these women feel, especially because of the lack of response they often have to femicides and violence that they suffer, however, respect for historical monuments, respect for order must be deprived,” the Secretary of the Governorate said.
Sánchez Cordero insisted that “demonstrations must be ordered” and others need to be taken into account. “It is not possible for historical monuments to be painted and mistreated as they were done,” he said.
She ruled out the violent events recorded in the feminist demonstration as acts of provocation to the federal government.
“I don’t feel like we’re being provoked, I honestly tell you, I don’t feel a personal provocation, and neither does the president feel that provocation,” he told the press.
Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said that he has always been a feminist, but that vandalism “acts against the cause we believe in.”
On his Twitter account, the chancellor first released a message showing that the protest pints made by women on Monday, during the march against femicide selinicides and sexist violence, had made the monument “what the wind to Juarez”.
“Good for the City Government and Claudia Sheinbaum !!!!,” Ebrard said, along with a photograph in which the Hemicycle is already being clean.
That message received criticism on Twitter, noting that this should celebrate every time a woman is found alive after weeks of being reported missing, among other comments.
On Tuesday, the collective Restauradoras with Glitter criticized “the biased coverage” of media outlets that place “emphasis only on violent acts of protest when caused by women, including alterations to cultural assets”, such as the Case of the Hemicycle.
“By making the anecdote and scandal more envious, they have made the structural problem and the underlying message that needs to be addressed urgently: the unsustainable violence against women in our country,” they said in their Facebook post.
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