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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Argentina on Friday to express their support for Vice President Cristina Kirchner who escaped an assassination attempt the day before. The day had been declared a public holiday by the Head of State, Alberto Fernandez. Report on 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.
They were thus several thousand in Buenos Aires, on the emblematic May square of the capital, to come to express their solidarity with the former head of state (from 2007 to 2015).
“We think it’s a very serious attack on democracy, not just Cristina, says Andrea, a protester who came with her young son. It’s not just a subject vis-à-vis her or a subject partisan, all of Argentina must be united”.
The day before, Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez denounced the “most serious” act since the end of the dictatorship in 1983.
This assassination attempt comes in a climate of tension, ten days after a 12-year prison sentence was requested against Cristina Kirchner, accused of corruption.