The Government of Mexico City, through the Government Secretariat (Segob) and the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC), reported that during the march on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, capital police they removed different artifacts protesters, including hammers, mallets and screwdrivers.
Through a statement, the CDMX Government detailed that personnel from the Security Secretariat withdrew a dozen hammers, tubes, screwdrivers, and other violence-generating devices, in accordance with the “Agreement for police action in the prevention of violence and acts that violate the exercise of rights while attending demonstrations and meetings in Mexico City.”
He indicated that around 3:30 p.m. a first contingent left the Monument to the Revolution to the Angel of Independence, where it joined another concentration; around 4:00 p.m. the demonstration began its journey to the capital’s Zócalo.
During the journey, different calls were integrated into the mobilization after leaving from Plaza de la República, former Glorieta a Colón, Monument to the Revolution and from number 1 of Avenida Paseo de la Reforma.
The agency assured that most of the demonstration took place in calm, however, a group of people with their faces covered used explosive devices, hammers, smoke bombs, sticks, spray paint, and other objects, to carry out acts of vandalism and assault policemen on Ignacio Ramírez Street, Paseo de la Reforma, Hidalgo Avenue, Juárez Avenue, 5 de Mayo and in Plaza de la Constitución.
Given this, the Rescue and Emergency Medical Squad (ERUM) provided medical care at the site to 17 people, of whom 11 were policewomen, one public servant and five civilians, including a member of the media. None required transfer.
Likewise, among the attendees were public servants of the Secretary of Government, Human Rights, the Comprehensive Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists; staff of the Women’s Secretariat they helped and attended to conflicts, “seeking at all times to maintain peace at various points along the way.”
“The Government of Mexico City, recognizes the work of policewomen who participated in containing violence and they safeguarded the safety of the attendees, as well as of all public servants who actively participated to guarantee freedom of expression in the capital, “the statement concludes.
For his part, the Secretary of Citizen Security (SSC) of Mexico City, Omar Garcia Harfuch, thanked the members of the corporation, called “Athena”, For his work during the demonstration.
Through a video shared on his social networks, the head of the Capital Police highlighted that the women of the corporation “do so much for Mexico City and sometimes you don’t see it.”
“Thanks to these great women who do so much for CDMX and sometimes you don’t see it. Thanks for being an example in @SSC_CDMX !! “
Meanwhile, the head of government of the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, shared a message through his Twitter account in which he declared his “recognition” of the work of the police who participated in the march.
“A round of applause and my recognition of the great work of the policewomen of the @SSC_CDMX, for their dedication and courage to safeguard citizens. # 25N, ”he wrote.