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Women in Mexico City protest alleged police rapes

/ 09:48 AM August 17, 2019

Women stand in a circle during a protest demanding justice and for their safety, sparked by two recent alleged rapes by police, in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (AP)

MEXICO CITY  — Hundreds of women are protesting in Mexico City after a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers.

The demonstrations have become known as the “glitter protests” after marchers earlier this week doused the city’s police chief in pink glitter.

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On Friday, hundreds of women demonstrated largely peacefully in downtown Mexico City with pink spray paint and smoke. But some protesters trashed a bus station.

This week, an auxiliary policeman was held for trial on charges he raped a young female employee at a city museum.

In another case, city prosecutors have said there are inconsistencies in a claim made against several police officers by a woman who alleged they raped her earlier this month in a patrol car.

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