Mothers of Plaza de Mayo celebrate their 45th anniversary | News
The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association celebrates this Saturday the 45th anniversary of the sustained struggle against the military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976 to 1983, with the premise “We vindicate the revolutionary struggle of our children.”
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They will arrive at the Casa Rosada to commemorate their children, victims of the abuse and violence they suffered at the hands of the Military Juntas.
“We vindicate the revolutionary struggle of our children. We call on all those who have always accompanied us to remember and embrace those who never stopped fighting,” the Association urges in a statement.
The claim began last Friday at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), with the presentation of the book “Norita, the mother of all battles”, by Gerardo Szalkowicz, biographer of Nora Cortiñas, one of the mothers of the disappeared.
While this Saturday there will be a series of tributes to the activists by educational and cultural institutions in the country.
“Returning to the Plaza is like meeting our missing children, a tacit meeting, but seriously,” explains the president of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association, Hebe Bonafini.
Therefore, at 4:00 p.m. local time they will once again surround the May pyramid that has served as the venue for their multiple protests.
The mothers of the disappeared met in the Plaza de Mayo for the first time on April 30, 1977 to request the return of their children alive. Then, they demanded to know the identity of the criminals, as well as their due prosecution.
During the dictatorial era, more than 30,000 people were violated, many of them registered as disappeared.
Although the mothers and their network of collaboration were persecuted and coerced for years, they managed to become a benchmark of global resistance.