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Women in Argentina protest acquittal of two men accused of sexual abuse and murder

Thousands of Argentinians took to the streets to join feminist groups and labour unions protesting a court ruling that acquitted two men accused of sexually abusing and killing a 16-year-old girl.

The groups organising the demonstrations in several cities, including the capital Buenos Aires, are part of “Ni Una Menos,” a grassroots movement fighting violence against women. 

The death of 16-year-old Lucia Perez in 2016 caused a public outcry.

A court recently ruled in favour of the two men accused of abusing and killing her.

The ruling said that the girl had consensual sex with one of the men and that she died of an overdose.

The men were convicted of selling drugs to a minor and sentenced to eight years in prison.

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