Squad Goals: Women Fight With Police Over New Abortion Law In Peru

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A fierce crew of women fought with police in Peru while protesting a proposed change to women’s rights in Peruvian law. The proposal would commit a woman to 50 days of community service if she gets an abortion.

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Protesters – some of whom chose to go topless – gathered outside congress with posters before the police fired tear gas. The women also painted ‘Keiko’ on their chests to call out Keiko Fujimori, who is currently the presidential candidate for Peru, and an advocate of the law change.

Going topless during a political protest is often done in demand of bodily autonomy for women, which is the kind of badassery and bravery that warrants applause and a collective YAAAS.

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Watch them in action, below. Viewer’s discretion is advised.