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Feminist demonstrators participated in a naked flash mob protesting violence against women in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday.
Dozens of women shed their clothing to the music of a string quartet and a percussionist before collapsing on top of each other in front of a banner that read “Femicidid es Genocidio,” or “Femicide is Genocide.”
Warning: Video and pictures from the event contain nudity and are not safe for work.
The 120 women who participated in the flash mob represented the 133 victims of violence against women and girls in 2016. In April, there was a femicide almost every day, according to the Argentinian newspaper La Nacion.
Standing in front of three Argentinian government buildings—the parliament, the president palace, and Argentina’s highest court—a woman highlighted issues of sexism and violence against women with a megaphone, as the flash mob took place.
La orquesta pic.twitter.com/MEgh58OmWA— Claudia Acuña (@muclaudia) May 30, 2017
«Soy mujer en un tiempo en el que con el femicidio nos quieren volver deshechables» pic.twitter.com/e0SlvutnQD— Claudia Acuña (@muclaudia) May 30, 2017
No hay metáfora. Hay muerte.— Facundo Pedrini (@facu_pedrini) May 31, 2017
Matan a una mujer cada 25 horas. El Estado es responsable. pic.twitter.com/lfYAaEMdbe
After the speaker finished, the women rose from the piles of bodies and walked toward the audience. They ended the demonstration with a long scream.
Señoras llorando porque en su época ni podian hablar en voz alta de eso, hombres conmovidos x la crueldad de estos tiempos. Me quedo con eso pic.twitter.com/SYR4BeevjT— Claudia Acuña (@muclaudia) May 30, 2017
The flash mob was organized by collective Fuerza Artística de Choque Comunicativo (F.A.C.C), meaning “artistic force of communicative shock” in Spanish.
The organization formed last year to protest gender inequality in Argentina.
Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.