efe-epaMexico City

A group of around 100 female demonstrators spray-painted messages on the facade and one of the doors of the National Palace on Friday to demand urgent action against femicides in Mexico, a protest that comes five days after the discovery of the body of a woman who was slain and mutilated by her partner.

The protesters, who gathered at around 6 am in Mexico City at the doors of the seat of the federal executive and the residence of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, chanted feminist slogans and painted phrases critical of the head of state on the building and the concrete floor outside.