Pro-abortion protests sweep across Latin America

SHOTLIST MEXICO CITY, MEXICOSEPTEMBER 28, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV 1. Wide shot demonstrators shout during demo 2. Mid shot demonstrators shout and rise their hands during demo 3. Wide shot women march amid heavy police presence 4. Wide shot protesters chant sitting on the floor as some wear green scarves 5. Wide shot police throw spray (not tear gas) at demonstrators6. Wide shot masked women breaking glasses at bussines in Mexico City BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINASEPTEMBER 28, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV 7. Pan right protesters chant, bang drums and hold up green scarves8. Mid shot protesters hold up green scarves9. Mid shot protesters hold up green scarves BOGOTA, COLOMBIASEPTEMBER 28, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV 10. Wide shot protesters hold up green scarves11. Mid shot protesters chant, jump and wave green scarves12. Mid shot protesters chant and wave green scarves13. Wide shot protesters chant and bang drums 14. SOUNDBITE 1 - Margarita Avila, feminist activist (female, Spanish, 13 sec): "It is very important to see many women here today, and especially young women who are thinking about abortion as an option, an option that gives us the chance to decide about our bodies." "Es muy importante ver hoy muchas mujeres acá, y sobre todos mujeres jóvenes qué están pensando en el aborto también como una opción. Una opción que nos da a decidir sobre nuestros cuerpos." 15. Mid shot protesters chant and bang drums SAN JOSÉ, SAN JOSÉ PROVINCE, COSTA RICASEPTEMBER 28, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV 16. Mid shot protest17. Mid shot protesters play the drums18. Mid shot protester holds a sign 19. SOUNDBITE 2 - Heydi Valencia, protester (female, Spanish, 13 sec): "We are demonstrating in front of the presidential house today, September 28, for the decriminalization of abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean, a large group of women who are demanding our right to decide." "Nos estamos manifestando frente a casa presidencial hoy 28 de septiembre, día por la despenalización del aborto en América Latina y el Caribe, un grupo amplio de mujeres que estamos demandando nuestro derecho a decidir." 20. Wide shot protest ///-----------------------------------------------------------AFP TEXT STORY: Mexican police clash with pro-abortion protesters =(Picture+Video)= Mexico City, Sept 28, 2020 (AFP) - Hundreds of women marched through Mexico's capital Monday to demand nationwide legalization of abortion, leading to clashes with police who blocked their way.Protesters gathered near the capital's historic center to head to the central plaza but were stopped by female police officers with shields, AFP journalists reported.Police used pepper spray against demonstrators who sprayed paint along the route of the march to mark International Safe Abortion Day.Some police officers sustained minor injuries, Mexico City official Arturo Medina told local television.The protesters want abortion, which is only allowed in the Mexican capital and the southwestern state of Oaxaca, to be decriminalized throughout the country of 128 million.Mexican feminist groups have started to take a more hardline stance in the face of growing violence against women.Ten women are murdered every day in Mexico, according to official figures, and many of the crimes go unpunished.bur-sem/dr/mdl -------------------------------------------------------------

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