Hundreds Of Armed Women Defend Mexican City From Cartels

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This week, hundreds of women in the Mexican town of Xaltianguis formed their own community defense organization to protect their town from organized crime. The women belong to a group called the Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State, or UPOEG.

In the words of an armed mother of two: “Women are brave and we are capable of defending our town.”

(sent in by Aaron Woolfolk – thanks!)

  • TheBrett

    Good for them. The cartels tend to be fond of sexual violence and promote a machoistic, entitled misogyny, so women standing up to them is great news.