So there's some misinformation going around about this - I myself wasn't exactly clear on what was going on at first - but I think it's good to clear some things up. This story is both not as bad and way wilder than it appears on the surface

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First of all, the photo is from last month, HOWEVER, it was set by the same group that shared it on Twitter in response to the gender identity law being approved, so I think it's fair to consider it a threat

reporteindigo.com/reporte/femini…
These Mexico State radfem groups also vandalized a historic fountain in protest while the gender identity law was being debated, vowing to "fuck things up" if the law passed

ultranoticias.com.mx/theme-features…
At one point, this radfem encampment (anti-gender identity law) threatened trans women in a parallel encampment (pro-the same law) with bats wrapped in barbed wire when they tried to use the bathroom. The trans encampment ended up abandoning the plaza

instagram.com/p/CM53BpKhcEy/…
Here's where it really gets interesting, though. These groups seem to be employed by the governor, from the PRI, the authoritarian party that ruled Mexico for 71 years and is currently part of the opposition coalition
(Important side note on that last bit: Raíces Radicales is the new name of las Indómitas Feministas Radicales, they changed their name sometime this spring, something that they themselves admit)
Anyway, the Mexico State congress is controlled by the left coalition led by MORENA, which pushed for the approval of the gender identity law. The PRI has historically been known for using strong-arm tactics employed via plausibly-deniable third parties (y'all seen Roma?)
And this seems to be what Raíces Radicales is, reinvented for the twenty-first century. The interesting twist is that they're affiliated with WHRC, an international campaign that includes a fair number of "respectable feminist academics" in the UK

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