Demonstrators in Argentina shed their clothes to protest ‘femicides’

Feminist demonstrators participated in a naked flash mob protesting violence against women in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday.

Dozens of women shed their clothing to the music of a string quartet and a percussionist before collapsing on top of each other in front of a banner that read “Femicidid es Genocidio,” or “Femicide is Genocide.”

Warning: Video and pictures from the event contain nudity and are not safe for work. 

The 120 women who participated in the flash mob represented the 133 victims of violence against women and girls in 2016. In April, there was a femicide almost every day, according to the Argentinian newspaper La Nacion.

Standing in front of three Argentinian government buildings—the parliament, the president palace, and Argentina’s highest court—a woman highlighted issues of sexism and violence against women with a megaphone, as the flash mob took place.




After the speaker finished, the women rose from the piles of bodies and walked toward the audience. They ended the demonstration with a long scream.


The flash mob was organized by collective Fuerza Artística de Choque Comunicativo (F.A.C.C), meaning “artistic force of communicative shock” in Spanish.

The organization formed last year to protest gender inequality in Argentina.