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Ecuador: Investigate Police Abuse During Women’s Day Marches

Allegations of Excessive Force Against Journalist, Demonstrators

(New York) – Ecuadorean police responded to peaceful demonstrations commemorating International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022, with excessive force, including striking a journalist with a club and indiscriminate use of teargas and pepper spray, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • HRW

On March 8, hundreds of women took to the streets, calling on the authorities to protect and guarantee their rights.

They aimed to raise awareness about gender-based violence in the country, which has resulted in 28 cases of femicide so far in 2022, according to the women’s rights organization Aldea.

Demonstrators also said…

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