Tiles that remember the missing of the last civil-military dictatorship were vandalized this morning in downtown Buenos Aires, during the libertarian celebrations after the triumph of Javier Mileithe elected president of Freedom Advances who beat the Unión por la Patria candidate in the runoff, Sergio Massawith 55.7% of the votes.
As can be seen in the images shared by residents of CABA, the plaques that years ago were placed on the sidewalk in Callao Avenue 277in front of the Capital Committee of the PC and the Center for Marxist Studies and Training (CEFMA), in memory of the communist militants kidnapped and disappeared due to State terrorism in 1977, appeared painted with black spray.
The vandalization occurred in the midst of the climate of violence that reigned this Sunday in the streets of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, where stories of verbal attacks with phrases like «fucking lefties» and «go to work»and on social networks, where insults against Unión por la Patria militants proliferated, threats and references to the return of the «Green Falcon.»
Mentions of the Green Falcon did not only circulate this Sunday but were a frequent occurrence in recent weeks. Political and cultural leaders who spoke out against Javier Milei and in favor of Sergio Massa in the runoff, from the president of the Radical Youth, Agustín Robolá, to the actress Dolores Fonzi, received intimidating messages with a common symbol: the most expensive car. identified with the kidnappings during the dictatorship.
The climate of violence was constant throughout the electoral campaign and is framed in the denialist speech of Milei and Victoria Villarruel, vice president-elect who met with Jorge Rafael Videla, who presents the repressors as victims, who has participated in marches to ask for his release and that yesterday he stated that «in a kindergarten, painting paintings of the 30,000 (disappeared) is like going to a cemetery and painting Barney Bear.»
Like the genocides, Milei and Villarruel maintain that “during the 70s there was a war in which the State forces committed excesses” and that “there were not 30,000 missing people.” but «8753», an old Conadep figure, expressly indicated as provisional by its members, and which, furthermore, was surpassed years ago through new documentation.