A group of women demonstrated on Wednesday against the candidacy of Félix Salgado Macedonio on president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit to Iguala, Guerrero.
The National Feminist Collective “No Aggressor in Power” called for a protest during the president’s journey, who has defended Felix Salgado from the accusations he faces for rape and sexual abuse.
However, several users reported that shock groups and pre-party supporters to Guerrero’s gubernatura carried out acts of intimidation against the protest.
Read more | “A rapist will not be governor”: Women protest in Guerrero against Salgado
In Iguala, the #YolitzinJaimes accused her that she was beaten by women sympathetic to Félix Salgado Macedonio https://t.co/l2P48zOBi5 pic.twitter.com/zPKeIJ26pr
— Indigo Report (@Reporte_Indigo) February 24, 2021
A video showed the moment a woman beat Yolitzin Jaime, an activist and spokesotor of the National Feminist Collective, with a megaphone while making slogans against Salgado Macedonio’s candidacy.
?#Guerrero| Followers of #FélixSalgado opponents face their candidacy
Yolitzin Jaimes, one of the activists of the collective The Revolts, was beaten
✍️ By: Marlén Castro pic.twitter.com/iiReJSNrvh
— Poppy. Transgressive Journalism (@AmapolaPeriodis) February 24, 2021
“Today I was assaulted, particularly a member of the #FélixSalgadoMacedonio group, we will never forget that we come peacefully and were responded with aggression, my body bleeds like this Feminicida Mexico, I will apply for asylum in another country,” the activist posted on social media.
Today I was assaulted, particularly a member of the #FélixSalgadoMacedonio group, we will never forget that we come peacefully and were responded with aggression, my body bleeds like this Feminicida Mexico, I will apply for asylum in another #UnVioladorNoSeráGobernador pic.twitter.com/NNESh0P5wp
— Yolitzin Jaimes (@yoljaimes) February 24, 2021
According to a report by the newspaper Reforma, the group of protesters also had a verbal altercation with Zulma Carbajal Salgado, niece of Félix Salgado Macedonio, who demanded that security elements prevent the feminist protest from entering the event.
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In #Iguala @CConafem are being attacked by @lopezobrador_ we demand an end to harassment of activists. #UnVioladorNoSeráGobernador #NingunAgresorEnElPoder #PresidenteRompaElPacto pic.twitter.com/yu7mSHkpOM
— CONAFEM No Aggressor in power. (@CConafem) February 24, 2021
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