ARGENTINA POLITICS: Activists vs Police: 27 Protesters Detained, 17 Injured

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The protesters were asking authorities do more to find Maldonado who travelled to Argentina’s far south to protest the eviction of an indigenous group from lands owned by Italian clothing company, Benetton.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Activists vs Police: 27 Protesters Detained, 17 Injured

At least 27 people were detained and 17 injured in Buenos Aires, Argentina after clashes broke out during a protest, reports say.

According to La Nacion, activists staged a protest on Friday, demanding to know the whereabouts of their colleague, Santiago Maldonado.

Activists threw rocks at police and set trash bins on fire, prompting riot police to respond with rubber bullets along a 20-block downtown stretch.

The protesters were asking authorities do more to find Maldonado who travelled to Argentina’s far south to protest the eviction of an indigenous group from lands owned by Italian clothing company, Benetton.

They alleged that the activist was arrested by security forces for blocking a road on August 1, adding that he had not been seen since then.

Maldonado’s family and friends’ claimed that his purported disappearance by security forces has stirred up painful memories across the country.

The government of President Mauricio Macri has come under increasing pressure to find Maldonado, but the Security Minister has stated that there is no proof of a “forced disappearance.”

– Reuters



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