Women protest against domestic violence in Paris

People stage a “die-in” at Place de la Republique during a demonstration against domestic violence in Paris, France on Oct. 19. REUTERS/BENOIT TESSIER
People stage a “die-in” at Place de la Republique during a demonstration against domestic violence in Paris, France on Oct. 19. REUTERS/BENOIT TESSIER

PARIS – Hundreds of women took part in the so-called “die-in” protests in central Paris, hoping to draw attention to domestic violence against women.

Over 120 women were believed to have been killed as a direct result of domestic violence in France so far this year, according to local associations. 

Demonstrators on Saturday held up signs with the names of French victims and fell to the ground.

Sandrine Bouchait, who heads a victims’ association and whose sister was burned to death in 2017 by her partner in front of her seven year-old daughter, said the death toll was unacceptable.(Reuters)

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