Women Clash With Riot Police in Monterrey, Mexico, During Protests Outside Government Palace

Protesters clashed with riot police and set fire to doors and a window of Mexico’s Government Palace of Nuevo León in Monterrey on March 8, following large demonstrations as part of International Women’s Day, local media reported.

Video filmed by Chantal Flores shows women throwing items at riot police, who defend themselves with shields.

“Thousands march to mark International Women’s Day in Monterrey, Mexico, and to demand justice for the victims of gender violence and femicides,” Flores wrote in a post.

Local media reported shops and businesses in Monterrey were left smashed and vandalised after the demonstration. Credit: Chantal Flores via Storyful