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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:06 PM

Mexican activists protest after gruesome killing of woman

Source: Associated Press

MarÍa Verza, Associated Press
Updated 5:51 pm CST, Friday, February 14, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of women spray-painted slogans such as “We won't be silenced” on the facade and doorway of Mexico City's National Palace on Friday, and hundreds marched later through the capital's center to protest the gruesome slaying of a young woman.

Not only have attacks on women become more frequent in Mexico, they have become more grisly. In September, a young female musician in the southern state of Oaxaca was burned with acid by two men who testified they had been hired by a former politician and businessman who allegedly had an affair with her.

But the weekend killing of Ingrid Escamilla, a young Mexico City resident who was allegedly killed by a boyfriend, has horrified Mexicans for its brutality.

The man, who has been arrested and purportedly confessed to killing Escamilla with a knife, mutilated her body and flushed part of her corpse into the sewer.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Mexican-activists-protest-after-gruesome-killing-15056982.php

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