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Social organizations block Puerredón Bridge on Avellaneda Massacre 12th anniversary

Activists set a vigil at the Puerredón Bridge marking the 12th anniversary of the murder of Maximiliano Kosteki and Darío Santillán.

Demonstrators were blocking this morning the Pueyrredón Bridge that connects the City of Buenos Aires with the BA province locality of Avellaneda, following a vigil to mark a new anniversary of the murder of Maximiliano Kosteki and Darío Santillán, political and social activists who died during clashes with riot police twelve years ago.

At 11 am, social and political organizations will head a rally to commemorate the so called Avellaneda Massacre that claimed the lives of 21-year-old Kosteki and 24-year-old Santillán back in 2002.

On June 26 that year, only months after Argentina’s major social outburst and historic default, Buenos Aires province security forces launched a violent eviction on the Pueyrredón Bridge where social and political organizations were demanding state plans.

Kosteki and Santillán were shot to dead by the police prompting huge condemnation among society and forcing then president Eduardo Duhalde to bring general elections forward.

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Tags:  Avellaneda massacre  Maximiliano Kosteki  Darío Santillán  Buenos Aires province  police  





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