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Madrid women restore vandalised feminist mural

The wall had featured paintings of remarkable women in history such as 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner Guatemala's Rigoberta Menchu, U.S. civil rights leader Rosa Parks and Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The faces of the mural were found this morning to be covered in black paint.

In response to the vandalism, protesters today printed the faces on paper and glued them onto the mural as they chanted "the wall is not touched".

As marches in Madrid are banned to avoid big gatherings that could worsen the coronavirus infection rates in the city, a handful of women protested at Puerta del Sol with a sit-in, then walked the square and showed a banner with a purple smoke bomb.