May 24, 2013
'Demontrations were directly aimed at the President,' Vidal
Buenos Aires City deputy mayor María Eugenia Vidal criticized Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina’s comments regarding Thursday’s massive demonstrations and “hoped that he did not express what the President thinks.”
“Hopefully he does not express what the President thinks, because that was a provoking message,” following Abal Medina’s comments stating that the demonstrations were led by minority sectors who are more worried about what is going on in Miami than in Argentina.”
Vidal insisted that Thursday’s protest were not led by a minority sector and one mustn’t prejudge. “The message is for everyone but particularly for the National Government. What people asked all of us, but particularly to the President, is that we listen and think and take charge of the problems that anguish people every day,” she told a local radio.
“There are a series of measures affecting individual liberties, from the liberty of not being able to leave your house without knowing if you will be alive at the end of the day, to the liberty of deciding that to do with your savings and how much money you will spend if you travel,” she added.
“I think that many of those who voted for the President were there in Plaza de Mayo and this is related to the fact that she did not mention these kind of measures during her electoral campaign last year.”