Demonstrations are reported in the Argentine province of Jujuy despite repression | News

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After the repression against the social protest in various towns in the province of Jujuy, in northern Argentina, indigenous communities, social and union organizations, and citizens held mobilizations this Saturday in different parts of that region in rejection of the partial reform that was made to the local Constitution and promoted by Governor Gerardo Morales.


Protests against reform to the constitution of Jujuy, Argentina are repressed

In the morning hours, the Police charged protesters who were making roadblocks on Route 9 near the towns of La Quiaca, Abra Pampa, Humahuaca and Purmamarca.

According to local media, around 3:00 p.m. this Saturday (local time) there was another attack by the Police at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 52, in Purmamarca, with rubber bullets and various anti-riot elements, with a balance of several injured and detained. The police advance against the community members gathered there was repeated around 7:00 p.m.

While this was happening, the inter-union in charge of the mobilizations issued a statement in which they asked the Morales government to cease the violence and open "immediately a dialogue process to reach a political and peaceful solution to the conflict."

In order to give visibility to the events that are taking place in Jujuy, since they consider that they are not duly reflected by the national media, the organizations calling for the protest decided to cut off the southern access to the city of San Salvador (capital), a site where Starting in the afternoon thousands of people gathered.

During the day intermittent cuts were reported at the intersection of routes 9 and 52, at the height of Purmamarca, La Quiaca (with a total cut of route 9 in both directions), San Salvador (total cut of Gral. Savio avenue), Palpalá (total cut of Route 66) and San Pedro (total cut at the height of the entrance bridge).

The mobilized reject the partial reform of the Constitution on the grounds that it violates fundamental rights and, among other questions, criminalizes protest. In addition, they demand the resignation of Morales. Indigenous communities and union and social organizations participate in the mobilizations, among them teachers who demand salary increases.

Unions repudiate repression ordered by Morales

In separate communiqués, the Central de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de la Argentina Autónoma (CTA Autónoma) and the Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina (CTA) rejected the repression.

The Autonomous CTA demanded "the immediate release of the people detained in the framework of the brutal repression deployed by the infantry and police of Governor Gerardo Morales." He recalled that it was a peaceful protest and the uniformed men put the lives of the participants at risk. At the same time, he made it clear that he will not allow repression "to become a mechanism to impose regressive political decisions."

For its part, the CTA asserted that the people of Jujuy "are facing a situation of serious violation of their fundamental rights." In addition, he condemned the repression, rejected "the attempt of the radical governor Morales to discipline the people of Jujuy and restrict their right to demonstrate peacefully," and held him responsible for any situation of violence that occurs.

According to this union, what happened was a "trial balloon of the policy that neoliberalism will carry out at the national level if they reach the Government."

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