Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner: At the least 14 police injured as supporters of Argentina’s vice chairman protest


Police fired tear fuel within the Argentine capital Saturday, as they clashed with supporters of vice chairman Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, days after prosecutors sought a 12-year jail sentence towards her for alleged corruption.

Argentina’s official information company Télam reported police used sticks and tear fuel on protesters after a gaggle of individuals knocked down fences that the town authorities had ordered to be put up close to the vice chairman’s residence.

At the least 14 law enforcement officials have been injured within the violence, in accordance with Felipe Miguel, the chief of workers of the Buenos Aires authorities. 4 protesters have been arrested following the clashes, the native authorities stated.

The mayor of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, stated injured officers have been being handled within the hospital.

“The demonstration was a state of affairs of violence. There was a gaggle of demonstrators who started to throw down the fences, to throw stones, to assault the police,” Larreta stated, including “within the metropolis of Buenos Aires violence is the restrict. We is not going to permit conditions of violence, so long as there are (such conditions), the police will act.”

A federal prosecutor in Argentina on Monday known as for Fernandez de Kirchner to serve a 12-year jail sentence for alleged corruption. The court docket is but to rule on the prosecutor’s request.

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez condemned what he stated was using violence by the town authorities towards an illustration of residents “in freedom and democracy.”