translated from Spanish: Cuautitlán police disperse protest of women with tear gas

Police in Cuautitlán, State of Mexico, launched tear gas and made arrests at a women’s protest over the deaths of Ámbar Viridiana Uicab, a 17-year-old girl reported missing in October.
On Saturday afternoon, a group of people gathered at the Alborada Fractionation and marched on the Melchor Ocampo-Cuautitlán road.
According to the Reforma newspaper, women painted in a police module when the uniforms tried to stop them.
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Officers fired tear gas, subjected protesters and presented seven people to the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
“Municipal police in Cuautitlán, State of Mexico suppressed, beat and arrested Amber’s companions, civilians and young friends,” feminist collectives said in a shared statement on Facebook following the event.
Images and videos shared by the groups show policemen throwing gas and stopping protesters.
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“The companions were beaten, tinged rubber bullets and tear gas. At the rally there were infants and elderly ladies. The detention was arbitrary,” recounted the collective Las Tlahuelpuchis.
The Human Rights Commission of the State of Mexico (CODHEM) opened the CODHEM/CUAUM/166/2020 investigation “for the likely arbitrary detention of female protesters, excessive use of force and abuse of authority allegedly committed by municipal police officers in Cuautitlán”.
The municipal president of Cuautitlán, Mario Ariel Juárez requested that all detainees be released without giving them responsibilities, Reforma reported.
Collective Tlahuelpuchis confirmed that the four women arrested on Saturday were already released.
Amber Viridiana disappeared on October 23 of this year, when the student went out to the school where she was studying to collect some tickets she was supposed to sell for the same institution’s Christmas raffle. His body was located on Friday.
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