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Thousands decry violence against women in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thousands marched on the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday to demand an end to violence against women, one day after the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Some of the protesters went topless, while others exhibited banners and placards, chanting songs against femicide.

The marchers also protested against the upcoming G20 meeting, as they believe the economic bills pushed by the G20 and the International Monetary Fund affects women negatively.

"Abortion continues to be illegal in Argentina, so we are also demonstrating to say that with illegal abortion women keep dying, so we say 'not one less' with illegal abortion too", explained protester Mercedes Mendieta.

"[We are also here] to fight against other forms of violence against women, like the policies of Macri's government in Argentina", she continued.

Recently, the Argentinian Senate rejected a law to legalise abortion in the country.


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