Reporting in Argentina: Wave of support for Cristina Kirchner, assassination victim

Published: 09.03.2022 – 11:24

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered on Friday in Argentina to express their support for Vice President Cristina Kirchner, who escaped an assassination the day before. This day was declared a public holiday by the head of state, Alberto Fernandez. Report from May Square in Buenos Aires.

Tens of thousands of Argentines demonstrated in several cities on Friday, September 2, against the assassination attempt on Vice President Cristina Kirchner, which caused shock in the country and a wave of international condemnation.

In Buenos Aires, on the symbolic May Square of the capital, several thousand people gathered to express their solidarity with the former head of state (from 2007 to 2015).

“We think this is a very serious attack on democracy, and not just on Cristina,” says protesting Andrea, who came with her young son. .

The day before, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez condemned the “most serious” act since the overthrow of the dictatorship in 1983.

The assassination took place amid tensions, ten days after Christina Kirchner, accused of corruption, was asked to be sentenced to 12 years in prison.


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