EFEMexico City

Civil society groups demonstrated Wednesday in the Zócalo plaza of Mexico City against the rising numbers of disappearances and femicides throughout the country in recent months, and demanded authorities take action.

The protest was called to declare a day of national mourning for gender-based violence experienced by many Mexican women, and for this they called on participants to wear black clothing, in addition to holding flowers, crosses and candles.

In a speech in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral, women called on the government to declare a national alert on gender-based violence and demanded the authorities take responsibility for the growing wave of femicides and disappearances.