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Black Wednesday: Massive March of Women against Gender Violence!

Black Wednesday: Massive March of Women against Gender Violence!
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Friday October 21, 2016

Black Wednesday: Massive March of Women against Gender Violence!

#NiUnaMenos was the big message yesterday, when hundreds of women went to the streets around Plaza de Mayo and Avenida de Mayo in the Argentine Capital Buenos Aires. All of them and thousands of other women throughout Argentina, were protesting against the gender violence and femicides that have been taking place for many, many years. Many horrible events have occurred in Argentina with brutal murders, this Black Wednesday had to be the turning point in this horrible aspect of society.

Between 1 and 2 in the afternoon, women had prepared a huge strike of exactly one hour. Many women and even men gathered at Plaza de Mayo at 5pm and fought and yelled for a better society and a respectful way of treating women.

This event occurred after the brutal torture and death of a young girl in Mar del Plata earlier last week. But even during the event and the strike, a woman of 40 years old was abused and murdered by her own brother in the city of Mendoza; another young girl from Mar del Plata was gang raped last Tuesday.

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