The head of the Government Secretariat of Mexico City, Martí Batres, declared on Monday that the march for International Women’s Day on Tuesday is expected “very violent”, since at least 15 groups will participate in it, he said. generators of violence.
“According to the information we have, a very violent march is expected. At least there is information that there are 15 organized groups to generate violence during the mobilization, carrying all kinds of dangerous artifacts,” Batres said at a press conference.
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When questioned about where this information was obtained, the official said that in social media and listed “a series of dangerous instruments that can harm other people.”
Among them, mentioned: shears, pliers, torches, hammers, picks, ice axes, axes, mallets, chains, pipes, homemade bazookas, Molotov cocktails, electric teasers, scissors to cut sheet metal, rockets, firecrackers, gasoline, thinner ‘, knives, sticks and pepper spray.
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He said that those they are the artifacts “that the groups are putting together for the march on Tuesday” and pointed out that this puts “people at serious risk, both those attending the mobilization, as well as outsiders.”
Meanwhile, the head of government of the capital, claudia sheinbaumalso said in a conference that for this Tuesday “groups that use these dangerous devices and violent methods in the demonstration” are expected.
I consider that “These are groups that cover their faces and use these objects, Molotov cocktails, not only hammers and other tools, but they even use pepper spray.”
Sheinbaum he said that’s what he expects “and how do we know? They publish it on their own social networks and, furthermore, because they have been making these demonstrations in previous years”.
This Monday, The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, demanded that the women march “without violence” in the demonstration planned in the country for this March 8 by the International Women’s Day.
“I make a call to those who are going to demonstrate tomorrow, the women, so that they do not fall into provocations and there is no violence, because we have information that they are preparing with hammers, with torches, with Molotov cocktails. What is it about?”, he expressed in his daily conference.
The president denounced that in the women’s march “there are groups behind with other political goals that seek to confront” the government and “that They would like to vandalize the (National) Palace and the Cathedral to project the image of a Mexico on fire.”
The women will march this Tuesday against sexist violence as their main claim, since in Mexico They murder more than 10 women a day.
The Government has aroused criticism because it has protected for days with metal fences the main monuments and buildings of Mexico Cityincluding the National Palace, where the president resides and warned that he will monitor the mobilization with 3,100 policewomen.
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