Action and protest: May 14.
In San Cristobal de las Casas there will be a march and protest around the brutal murder of Itzel Janet Méndez Pérez and a number of other femicides that have taken place in Chiapas over the past several months. Itzel was a 17 year-old indigenous woman whose body was found on the morning of April 14 in the Sonora neighborhood of San Cristobal showing clear signs that she had been beaten, raped, and stabbed before her death.
A diverse coalition of artists, human rights groups and women's organizations, have come together to demand justice and accountability for this crime, and have gathered to assist with the organization of a public protest to denounce this horrible crime and demand justice. The action, JUSTICE FOR ITZEL, will take place on May 14 to mark the one month anniversary of Itzel's murder, and will consist of a march to the site where her body was found. On Monday, the coalition of individuals and groups demanding justice for Itzel and an end to the femicides will release a public statement will announce the May 14th action and include the names of supporting individuals and organizations.
Poster: Santiago Armengod