Argentineans march to protest ruling favoring repression-era criminals
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Argentineans march to protest ruling favoring repression-era criminals

Argentinean society has come out in force, in what amounts to a civic revolt against a Supreme Court decision that opens the door to early release for inmates convicted of human rights crimes. One day after the legislation was passed, tens of thousands of people took to the streets to demand “no more privileges for perpetrators of crimes against humanity.” Entire families with small children in tow turned up at the march, as well as scores of young people. Looking out at the sea of white headscarves – the same symbol used by the Plaza de Mayo demonstrators since 1977 – organizers of the march felt overwhelmed at their own success, and estimated that around 400,000 had come out in support.


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