Argentine groups protest acquittal in girl’s death

  • Marta Perez, front left, and Matias Perez, front right, the mother and brother of gender violence victim Lucia Perez, join a protest against gender violence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Argentine feminist groups and labor unions are protesting a court ruling that acquitted two men accused of sexually abusing and killing a 16-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)

  • A little girl attends a protest against gender violence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Argentine feminist groups and labor unions are protesting a court ruling that acquitted two men accused of sexually abusing and killing a 16-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)

  • Women march from 9 de Julio Avenue towards the government house to protest gender violence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Argentine feminist groups and labor unions are protesting a court ruling that acquitted two men accused of sexually abusing and killing a 16-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)

  • Women hold pictures of gender violence victim Lucia Perez, 16, during a protest in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Argentine feminist groups and labor unions are protesting the court ruling that acquitted two men accused of sexually abusing and killing the teen. The ruling said that the girl had consensual sex with one of the men and that she died of an overdose. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)

  • A woman wears a sign that reads in Spanish: “Justice for Lucia,” referring to gender violence victim Lucia Perez, during a protest against gender violence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Argentine feminist groups and labor unions are protesting a court ruling that acquitted two men accused of sexually abusing and killing the 16-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)

  • A woman holds up a sign that reads in Spanish: “Today for Lucia. Tomorrow for me,” referring to gender violence victim Lucia Perez, during a protest against gender violence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Argentine feminist groups and labor unions are protesting a court ruling that acquitted two men accused of sexually abusing and killing the 16-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Thousands turned out Wednesday to join feminist groups and labor unions protesting a court ruling that acquitted two men accused of sexually abusing and killing a 16-year-old girl.

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