People who had been arrested in Aguascalientes after the 8M march were released on Wednesday, the Observatory of Social and Gender Violence of Aguascalientes reported.
The association noted that collective, local and national organizations joined “in supporting the freedom and safety of protesters” and spoke out for the cessation of the criminalization of the protest.
The companions and the companion have begun to leave the C4 facility.
We thank all the collectives, local and national organizations that joined the support to ensure the freedom and safety of the protesters. pic.twitter.com/3C87vRcTEk
— OVSG AGS (@FeministAgs) March 10, 2021
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On the night of 8 March, eight women and a man who took part in the 8M demonstrations were arrested in Aguascalientes.
Collectives and organizations accused that they had been arbitrarily assaulted and detained by state and municipal authorities.
On the action of the authorities, the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Prodh Center) noted that there was a “disproportionate use of force” and asked Governor Martín Orozco and the State Attorney’s Office “not to use criminal law – including pre-trial detention – to criminalize detainees.”
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