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Women pack streets in massive marches across Latin America

Women pack streets in massive marches across Latin America

women march in Latin AmericaHundreds of thousands of women across Latin America’s biggest cities  flocked to the streets for International Women’s Day on Sunday, spurred  by a growing outcry over inequality, femicide and strict abortion  controls.

As Women’s Day events unfold worldwide, with women donning purple to  symbolize feminism, the Latin American marches are set against a  backdrop of broader social unrest in the region.

Police said  150,000 protesters gathered in Chile’s capital of Santiago, with many  carrying signs calling for access to abortion and an end to violence  against women. Organizers said the number of protesters was much higher.

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