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Ecuador's Feminist Groups Protest Against Brutal Gang Rape

Organizers of the protests are demanding that the authorities take preventive and just measures for an Ecuador without any type of violence. The events have been publicized through social media platforms asking people to attend with black clothes and posters.

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People protested Sunday to demand justice against three men who drugged and raped a young woman celebrating her birthday in a bar.
People protested Sunday to demand justice against three men who drugged and raped a young woman celebrating her birthday in a bar. Photo:teleSUR
Around 5:00 pm, the victim was found with blood, naked and sedated in the bathroom of that restaurant when the owner went in to open the doors.
Around 5:00 pm, the victim was found with blood, naked and sedated in the bathroom of that restaurant when the owner went in to open the doors. Photo:teleSUR
On January 18, #TodosSomosMartha (We Are All Martha) was the top trending topic in Ecuador, after the three men being accused for the rape were transferred to the Latacunga prison.
On January 18, #TodosSomosMartha (We Are All Martha) was the top trending topic in Ecuador, after the three men being accused for the rape were transferred to the Latacunga prison. Photo:teleSUR
The rape occured a few days before a 22-year-old woman, who was 4 months pregnant, was stabbed to death by her boyfriend after having been held hostage by him for an hour around 11 p.m. local time, leading her at knifepoint through the streets of downtown Ibarra.
The rape occured a few days before a 22-year-old woman, who was 4 months pregnant, was stabbed to death by her boyfriend after having been held hostage by him for an hour around 11 p.m. local time, leading her at knifepoint through the streets of downtown Ibarra. Photo:teleSUR
The man was later disarmed by police, but not before having stabbed the woman three times, causing her traumatic injuries resulting in her death at a local hospital.
The man was later disarmed by police, but not before having stabbed the woman three times, causing her traumatic injuries resulting in her death at a local hospital. Photo:teleSUR
The horrific scene have caused people to question the police’s handling of the event, some saying they should have taken a more violent approach.
The horrific scene have caused people to question the police’s handling of the event, some saying they should have taken a more violent approach. Photo:teleSUR
Published 20 January 2019
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