8M in CDMX 2020 and 2021
for SF BAY AREA INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER
March 8, was the International Women Day and in Mexico City. #8M was the name given to this movement in 2018. On this day, over 100,000 women took the streets in the capital of the Mexico in 2020 and in 2021, 2300 police agents took the street. They also used tear gas againts the women marching.
The situation in Mexico is an appalling abuse of life. From 2015 to June 2019, at least 3,080 women were murdered in Mexico, and 56% of the territory in Mexico is considered dangerous for women. Already, as of March 2020, more 380 women have been murdered. Femicides have risen incrementally over the last five years.
“It is going to fall,” (se va a caer), “Mexico killer,” or “Living with fear is not living,” were just three of the thousands of messages on banners and signs that were chanted on the days of the march.