Protests and celebrations mark Women's Day, despite threats

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 15:35:35-04

NEW YORK — Demonstrators marked International Women's Day with protests and celebrations in cities around the world, calling for an end to exploitation and increased gender equality.

But some of the events were marred by tensions and violence. Police detained dozens of people in Kyrgyzstan after unidentified men broke up a rally in the capital city.

One of the largest demonstrations occurred in Chile, where tens of thousands flooded the streets with dancing, music and angry demands for gender equality and an end to violence against women.

In Pakistan, women rallied in cities across the country, despite petitions filed in court seeking to stop them.