November 5, 2019
Lucia I. Suarez Sang
The streets of Spain were filled with protesters – mostly women of all ages – on Monday as they demanded the country’s laws be changed after five men were acquitted of raping an unconscious 14-year-old girl.
Outside the gates of the Ministry of Justice in Madrid, several hundred gathered holding banners reading, “I do believe you!” and “It’s not abuse, it’s rape.”
Monday’s protests were held in more than 40 cities as the hashtag #EnoughPatriarchalJustice spread on social media.
The protests came after a Barcelona-based court acquitted