The Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich, confirmed that there are already 18 people arrested for the destruction in Congress after the approval of the Omnibus Law and stated that the Government will present a criminal complaint and will request “the identification of all those who burned public property, throwing stones, destroying everything as they passed and attacking police officials.”
Bullrich highlighted that the latest detainees are of Chilean nationality, “one known for participating in the total destruction of the sister country in 2019. Now, here, acting as a photographer while setting everything on fire?”
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“We are going to go deeper into the cause, investigate each of those involved and ask for the expulsion of the two Chileans who participated in this disaster,” said the Minister of Security in her X account. “Whoever does it, pays for it.” ”he added.
The tweet from the Minister of Security about those detained after the incidents in front of Congress. (Photo: capture of X).
The Buenos Aires Minister of Security, Waldo Wolff, specified that among those detained there is a minor and estimated the cost of the police operation, the damages and the repair and cleaning service at more than 50 million pesos.
“Yesterday's operation (for this Friday) added to the breakages, of bins that have caught fire, and the entire provision of the repair and cleaning service, we estimate that it is above 50 million pesos,” he stated in dialogue with radio Miter.
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Likewise, the Buenos Aires official anticipated that the City is going to undertake “legal actions so that the detainees and the social organizations that called for this and caused these destructions pay,” in line with the guidelines of the Minister of National Security Patricia Bullrich.
They arrested 18 people. (Photo: Agustina Ribó/TN)
What were the incidents like after the approval of the Omnibus Law?
The incidents began after 6 p.m., when the protesters who were circulating on the sidewalk of Plaza Congreso tried to go down to Rivadavia Avenue and the police decided to intervene, as ordered by the Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich.
Left-wing groups demonstrate in rejection of the Omnibus Law that was generally approved in the Chamber of Deputies. The Ministry of Security announced that the police operation will continue throughout the day.
The picketers regrouped in front of the security cordon and the troops dispersed them with pepper spray. However, minutes later they returned to the charge and managed to cut the main artery. At that time, the Government sent the support of the Gendarmerie.
Seeing themselves overwhelmed by the federal forces, a group of hooded protesters began breaking tiles to throw the rubble at the troops. In the midst of the rain of stones, another sector was in charge of setting fire to a garbage container which they later used to cut off Callao.
When referring to the arrests, Wolff argued: “When someone commits a crime, we do not ask them what party they are from. When he cuts the street I don't ask him.”
“The orders have been clear for the security force: find a balance so that people can demonstrate, which is enshrined in the National Constitution, but do not commit crimes,” stressed Jorge Macri's official.