MEXICO CITY—A refreshing wave of protests by women’s legal rights activists is raising stress on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador right after a collection of grotesque murders highlighted the rising issue of gender violence in the region.

Masked female protesters clashed with law enforcement more than the previous 7 days and lit fires in the city’s central sq.. They also spray-painted slogans on the walls of the National Palace, the formal home and office environment of the president, which includes the names of girls not too long ago murdered and “AMLO Get Out,”…