A group of demonstrators who demanded the stop of homicides of women allegedly burned the main entrance of the Attorney General’s office headquarters Sunday evening.
According to media reports the demonstration started out at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Dozens of demonstrators then walked towards the Attorney General’s office.
Some women vandalized the structure with grafitti.
Then, a trash can was burned close to the offices. The fire extended to the building.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and were able to control the fire hours later.
Televisa Mexicali reported that three women were arrested for their alleged involvement in the arson case. Other media outlets reported the arrest of eleven suspects, including a minor and a man. All were released from custody.
LGBTQ groups applauded the arsonists.
On Monday morning, the Attorney General’s office headquarters were shut down for fear of a collapse.
La Crónica newspaper reported that archives, documents, computers and even an automated teller machine were damaged by the fire.
In a prepared statement, the Attorney General’s condemned both the homicides of women and vandalism.