'Femicide' Memorial Created Outside Mexico's National Palace

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

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: Leslie Pérez/ Heraldo de México via Storyful