Crime victims, women activists take over human rights office in Mexico


Activist demanding more action to protect women in Mexico are still occupying offices of the country's Human Rights Commission. NPR's carry con reports The protesters want the building turned into a shelter for victims of abuse. The activists say. Mexico's Commission for Human Rights doesn't support crime victims, nor does it protect abused women. The activists, many where black hoods took over the commission's offices in Mexico City's historic center last week. The Human Rights Commission is the government funded agency but does enjoy relative independence. President and dress Mina Lopez Obrador's and top officials to negotiate with the activists. Administration officials say they respect the protesters and will not forcibly removed them from the building. The women to face several historical paintings in the commission's office and through case files out windows threatening to burn them. Commission employees scooped up the papers and remove them from the street.

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