June 9, 2017

ARGENTINA: More Than 100+ Naked Feminists Stage Screaming Protest For Violence Against Women Outside The President’s Palace In Buenos Aires.

The Metro, UK
written by Richard Hartley-Parkinson for Metro.co.uk
Friday June 2, 2017

They gathered outside the president’s palace, Casa Rosada, in Buenos Aires.

The women performing the Femicide is Genocide protest stood in a group and undressed in front of onlookers before screaming en masse.

They were members of the Artistic Force of Communicative Shock (FACC) performing a dramatisation as a prelude to the next march of the feminist collective NiUnaMenos (Not One Fewer) to be held on Saturday, 3rd June in Argentina.

In all, 120 women undressed completely in the Plaza de Mayo and in front of the Palace of Courts.

The group used the attention-grabbing tactic to demand greater protection for the victims of gender-based violence, which is on the rise in Argentina.

According to official figures, so far this year femicide has been committed on average once every 25 hours in Argentina.

On social networks, the hashtag ‘FemicidioEsGenocidio’ quickly went viral, showing hundreds of photos and videos of the protest.

‘We represent them all… and we will always exist,’ tweeted protester ‘Claudia Acuna’.

She added later, describing emotional scenes at the protest: ‘Older ladies crying because in their time they could not speak aloud of it, men shocked by the cruelty of these times. I’ll take that.’

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