Women in Mexico City Are Fighting Back Against Rampant Public Sexual Harassment

5/9/2016 Vice News

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Once in the car, a stranger got close.

“He grabbed my ass,” the 21-year-old recalled. “He did it even though he saw I was with a man. I got really angry and slapped him, but nothing else happened.”

Last month the capital’s authorities decided it was time to show they care about stopping rampant sexual harassment against female commuters in the Mexican capital by flooding the subway system with 1,200 police officers dressed in pink vests. The city government said the force is being deployed at stations throughout the network during the morning and evening rush hours.

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