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WATCH: Spanish Steps painted red in protest against femicides

The protesters, members of the "Bruciamo Tutto" group, spilled paint down the 135-step monument and left handprints, symbolizing blood, as tourists watched. This act followed the murder of 23-year-old student Giulia Cecchetin. In 2023, 109 women were murdered in Italy, with 58 killed by a partner or ex-partner, according to local media reports.