In Argentina, a man arrested after pointing a gun at Cristina Kirchner

Published on: 02/09/2022 – 05:31 On Thursday evening, a man was arrested in Buenos Aires after pointing a gun at the head of Argentine vice-president Cristina Kirchner. The shot didn’t go off. Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in recent days outside the home of the former head of state, at the heart of a corruption scandal. A man was arrested on Thursday (September 1st) in Argentina for pointing a gun at Vice President Cristina Kirchner when she was returning home, Security Minister Anibal Fernandez announced. , President Alberto Fernandez described the incident as the most serious in the country since the return to democracy. Several television channels broadcast the image of this individual aiming at the head of Cristina Kirchner as she was leaving the car that took him to his home in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires. Condenamos el cobarde intento de magnicidio en contra de nuestra hermana @CFKArgentina. Toda nuestra solidarity a la vicepresidenta. The Patria Grande is contigo hermana. La derecha criminal y servil al imperialismo no pasará. El pueblo libre y digno de #Argentina la derrotará.— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) September 2, 2022 “Now the situation must be analyzed by our forensic personnel to analyze the fingerprints and the capacity and disposition that this person had” , said the minister. The man, who did not shoot, approached Cristina Kirchner in the middle of the crowd waiting to greet her and ask her for an autograph for an autobiographical book. “Assassination attempt “When hatred and violence prevail over debate, societies are destroyed and situations like this arise: attempted assassination,” Economy Minister Sergio Massa wrote on Twitter. attack on the vice-president has been condemned by the opposition coalition Ensemble pour lechange, which has called for an investigation into the events, as well as by the government. Hundreds of activists have gathered since last week outside the home of Cristina Kirch ner, 69, accused of fraud and corruption relating to the awarding of public contracts in his stronghold of Santa Cruz (south), during his two presidential terms (2007-15). In this case, the prosecution requested a 12-year prison sentence and life ineligibility against Cristina Kirchner (Peronist, left). With AFP and Reuters