“Move on, move on. Please, make way,” Florencia Minici, a founding member of the Ni Una Menos movement said to the countless number of women dressed in black, who were holding a pink flag with the now world-famous slogan “Not One Less, the state is responsible.”
At 6pm, soaked, singing and smiling, thousands of women arrived at the corner of Suipacha and Avenida de Mayo, following those who were leading the march.
“Police do not stop the traffic. Now we are the ones who have to make way to let people arrive to Plaza de Mayo,” Minici told to the Herald after a failed attempt to find help from a police officer who was watching the tide of people walking through the avenue towards the square, while vehicles were coming in the opposite directions.
Meanwhile, well-known feminists (such as Martha Rosenberg, Nina Brugo, Marta Dillon) were at the front of the march along with founding members of the Ni Una Menos movement, including Vanina Escales, María Pía López, Ximena Espeche and María Florencia Alcaraz.
“Women do strike, women do strike,” was chanted repeatedly as one of the main slogans from yesterday’s rally demanding state policies to stop gender violence, but also complaining against the austerity policies and economic variables which have a bigger impact on women.
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