MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Angry demonstrations have broken out in Mexico City as hundreds of women protest the gruesome slaying and mutilation of a young woman.
The case of Ingrid Escamilla has come to personify outrage over the rising incidence of gender-related killings, or femicides.
She was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend, and indignation grew after some media outlets published horrific photos of her skinned corpse.
CNN reported a 46-year-old man covered in blood was arrested at the scene. He admitted to killing the woman during a heated argument. He allegedly skinned her to remove evidence.
Friday morning, dozens of protesters spray-painted slogans such as "We won't be silenced" on the National Palace.
Hours later hundreds marched on a media outlet that published the images. A newspaper truck outside was partially set ablaze, and police unleashed pepper spray.