The young activist from La Libertad Avanza who was attacked while walking through the Congress area during the march against the Omnibus Law denounced the journalist who hit him in the face. He will be legally represented by the Apolo Foundation and the Buenos Aires legislator Yamil Santoro.
Patricio Chazarreta, 23, was attacked on Wednesday by Germán Enrique Garriga, a communicator and professor who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), in the middle of the demonstration carried out by Kirchnerist and leftist groups. The attack was filmed and went viral on social media in a matter of minutes. That allowed him to identify him.
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Government sources informed TN that they are investigating the incident as “discrimination due to political hatred” and announced that they will accompany the lawsuit. “He who makes them, pays for them,” they said.
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Regarding the attack, Chazarreta said: “We were with a group of friends and protesters came up to reproach us. At no point did I think I was bothering them, and since I saw that there were police and people from Congress, I didn't imagine that anything was going to happen. We didn't want to provoke, they attacked us when we were leaving. “The guy who hit me already had a history of attacking others because of their political position.”
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According to the complaint accessed by TN, they highlight that the “only possible motivation for the attacks was the wearing of a cap with the legend 'The Forces of Heaven', which is associated with the La Libertad Avanza party, so “Incitement to persecution or hatred based on political opinion must be evaluated.”
Part of the statement of the militant attacked outside the Congress. (Photo: TN)
Likewise, the lawyers recorded that the blow that the journalist gave him caused “swelling, pain in the jaw and difficulty biting.” The complaint is for “injuries, discrimination due to political hatred and harassment, verbal and physical attacks.”