Timelapse Shows Huge Crowd for International Women's Day March Against Violence in Mexico City

Tens of thousands of women and their supporters marched in Mexico City on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day and protest against increasing violence and femicide. The event came on the eve of national strike involving millions of women.

This timelapse footage shows the throngs of people passing by the Palacio de Bellas Artes over the course of the afternoon.

Around 80,000 people turned out, local officials said. The event was largely peaceful, but petrol bombs were thrown at some points along the route, while several people were arrested for attacking a group of protesters. At occasions in the footage, the crowd is seen to clear, and plumes of smoke rise. Credit: webcamsdemexico via Storyful