Thousands of people marched this Wednesday in the provinces ’> provinces the headquarters of the Courts to demand justice for the femicide of Úrsula Bahillo, within the framework of a national protest, and demanded greater judicial attention to the complaints presented by victims of gender violence in each district, as well as concrete measures to prevent more such crimes.
The most numerous mobilizations, according to reports from the correspondents, occurred in the cities of La Plata, Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza and Mar del Plata, where at the slogan of this Wednesday’s demonstration added the requests for justice for femicides registered in each of those jurisdictions and unsolved cases, such as the disappearance of the Cordovan woman Ivana Modica.
In La Plata, hundreds of women, trans, transvestites and non-binaries from the Buenos Aires capital and the cities of Berisso and Ensenada marched to the La Plata Courts and the provincial Government House. in claiming protection measures for the victims in a situation of gender violence and prevent femicides.
Another claim of the mobilization was the installation of policies that prevent femicides (Crónica // Fernando Perez Re).
« We are tired of being killed every day, » she said.
Laura Granillo, from the Las Rojas collective, while holding a sign that read
« Not one less. Justice for Úrsula ”and marched to the La Plata court building, on 7th and 58th streets.
« The prosecutor’s office is a place of impunity, where they release femicides, where they never listen to women » and that is why he said: «
We need a Ministry of Women of the Province that goes where the women are, that is in each neighborhood, in each workplace. We know that the police are not a place to make complaints, because it is the forces of repression that disappeared after Facundo Astudillo Castro ».
Granillo advanced that «s
We are still organized, the Patriarchy has not ended, and we are facing a great mobilization for women’s rights.
The relatives of Úrsula Bahillo, the 18-year-old girl murdered by her ex-partner (Chronicle // Fernando Pérez Re).
María Laura Bretal, from the NGO Las Azucenas explained that
« We went out to demand answers, daily reality accounts for the increase in femicides and transvesticides, which occur one every 22 hours and more and more young women are disappeared for sexual exploitation. »
« Patriarchal violence is constant and Justice is absent, » he claimed and depicted that
« It is possible that the great solution is a ‘perimeter’ for the aggressor, or an ‘anti-panic button’ for the victims. »
The most numerous mobilizations took place in the cities of La Plata, Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza and Mar del Plata (Chronicle // Fernando Pérez Re).
He criticized that « it is not possible for women victims to continue with their children and daughters to ‘shelters’ that are warehouses, while the violent is allowed to continue his life on the street.
In Mar del Plata, the protesters demanded justice for victims of femicide and the formation of an « Autonomous Council of Women » with a mobilization led by the « Mar del Plata-Batán Women and Diversity Movement » that traveled the streets of downtown Mar del Plata to the Courts, demanding concrete measures « against sexist violence ».
« The femicide of Úrsula made feminist organizations and society demonstrate against state action around gender violence, mainly because of what surrounded the case of the 19-year-old girl who was murdered by her ex-partner, a Buenos Aires policeman, » he said. Laura Holberch.
In Mendoza, dozens of protesters gathered this afternoon in the Courts to repudiate the Bahillo femicide and demand justice for other murders of women that occurred in the province of Mendoza, including that of the adolescent
Florence Roman, happened last December.
Relatives of the murdered young woman asked for « JUSTICE » (Chronicle // Fernando Pérez Re).
Silvia Fernandez, a member of the group Ni una menos, indicated that they joined the national convocation and stressed that « at the request of Justice for Úrsula we have added the femicides that occurred in Mendoza. »
He mentioned the femicide of the adolescent Florencia Romano (14), in December in the Mendoza department of Maipú, and recalled « that there was a call to 911 that warned that there was a girl screaming and did not act » while emphasizing that « if there were activated the 911, today Florence would be alive ».
After days of searching, Florencia was found dead in a ditch and for the crime they arrested
Pablo Arancibia (33), who had contacted her through social networks, while the police did not follow through on a neighbor’s warning call, was charged with abandonment of a person.
In the demonstration in Mendoza there were also complaints about the femicide of
Paula Toledo (19), which occurred in 2003 in San Rafael, whose trial took place days ago with an 11-year sentence for the accused of aggravated sexual abuse but not for the crime, and for the femicide of
Mercedes zarate (28) in January in Luján de Cuyo, among others.
The march spread nationwide, and was replicated in multiple provinces (Crónica // Fernando Pérez Re).
In Rosario, some 500 people met in the Provincial Courts of Balcarce to 1600, summoned by the Feminist Committee before the Rosario Sanitary Emergency and expressed: « We are fed up with the violence that is exerted on our bodies, tired that those who have to protect our lives are accomplices and executors of patriarchal and sexist violence. »
Along these lines, they denounced « the responsibility of the State, in the abandonment of Úrsula in the face of repeated requests for help. »
And, they repudiated »
the complicity of the police with the femicide Martínez and the repressive actions against his family, friends and neighbors.
In Jujuy, the mobilization of the women’s collective also demanded justice for
Marina Patagua (46), murdered last weekend by her ex-partner in the provincial capital.
The march also claimed for the disappearance of the Cordoba
Ivana Modica (Chronicle // Fernando Pérez Re).
The activists who gathered in front of the Jujuy governorate asked for a common prison for the Juan Carlos Martinez (44) who stabbed his ex-partner several times, while also demanding the dismissal of the judge Pablo Pullen Llermanos, who on January 21 released the femicide denounced on multiple occasions by the victim.
« Without judges with a gender perspective, there is no Ni una menos », « The State is responsible » were some of the premises of the women who were massively convened in the central streets of San Salvador de Jujuy.
Unfortunately, we started the year with another death, in this case with very clear responsibilities, since we have a judge Pullen Llermanos who released the femicide and now the daughters of Marina Patagua are organizing the funeral of their mother, ”the protesters emphasized.
In this framework they required the »
immediate dismissal « of the magistrate and also that the emergency for gender violence declared in the province, »
be real because we want to know how much budget is allocated to the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPA) to attend the cases.
In San Luis, meanwhile, the protesters marched with the slogan
« Enough of Patriarchal Justice and police repression » in the San Luis microcenter and they held rallies in the central square and in front of the Judicial Power to demand a reform of local justice and the clarification of the death of
Florence Magali Morales in a Santa Rosa police station in the northwestern province, in March 2020.
Likewise, there were demonstrations in the San Luis cities of Villa Mercedes and Villa de Merlo with a large convocation.
In Salta, a large march also went through the streets of downtown, with posters and banners, and the protesters demanded
« The declaration for the emergency in violence against women » throughout the country.
In a statement read in the central act, they indicated that
“A wave of femicides hits the country. We have 41 cases, Salta being the one that presented the first of the year, Graciela Flores, which also had several complaints filed and was not heard either « , after which they indicated that
« We mobilize for justice for Úrsula and for those who are no longer there. »
After walking from Plaza 9 de Julio to the Salta Police Headquarters, they asked the provincial government
“The application of specific public policies”.