Barrier Outside Mexico's National Palace Turned Into Memorial for Victims of 'Femicide'

A metal barrier erected around Mexico’s National Palace ahead of planned International Women’s Day demonstrations was turned into a memorial by activists on March 7.

This footage, posted to Twitter, shows the mural honoring women identified by activists as victims of femicide.

According to local news reports, the mural also displayed several women’s rights messages, including a call for the legalization of abortion and criticism of Felix Salgado Macedonio – a candidate for governor of the state of Guerrero who has been accused of rape.

El Universal reported that the barrier was erected to prevent damage to the National Palace, but dozens of families and women’s rights groups converted the metal fencing into a memorial. Credit: Liliana Sánchez via Storyful