The Minister of National Security, Aníbal Fernández. (REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian)
Within the framework of the day of violence that took place yesterday in the province of Jujuy, where demonstrators in favor of Milagro Sala staged serious incidents with the provincial police on the outskirts of the Jujuy Legislature, the Minister of National Security, Aníbal Fernández, He considered today that “repression is never good” but, at the same time, he announced that he will not send federal forces to said jurisdiction.
“Federal forces cannot intervene in a province without the prior authorization or the assembly of a Council. I don’t have an order,” said Fernández at the door of the National Ministry of Security.
Convinced of his decision, the government official stressed: “The Jujuy Police is the one that is acting, we have nothing to do there.” And along the same lines, he added: “We look very carefully and worry because repression is never good.”
The firm position of Minister Fernández is known one day after the Federal Justice empowered the Gendarmerie to guarantee free movement on the national routes occupied by various groups of native communities and piqueteros who cut off access to protest against the provincial constitutional reform, promoted by Governor Gerardo Morales.
“The National Gendarmerie and Police of the province of Jujuy are authorized to take the pertinent precautions, as long as the factual circumstances allow it,” said the judge after receiving an urgent request from the federal prosecutor on duty, Carlos Colonnese. The court brief indicates that this measure will be carried out “to ensure free circulation.”
When asked about the accusations of Morales, who yesterday pointed to President Alberto Fernández, Vice President Cristina Kirchner and himself as responsible for the violence in Jujuy, Minister Fernández responded bluntly: “What the Governor says is a lie.”
“Can you guys believe that stupidity? Tell me a person who has acted driven, financed, incited, accompanied to go cause a problem in Jujuy. Let them present the evidence! Up to now we are talking about something that it does not have, ”said the official before repeated questions from journalists.
Yesterday, official sources linked to the provincial Executive Power suspected that part of the protesters arrived in Jujuy territory aboard the official Tango 04 plane, which landed at the airport of the provincial capital on Sunday morning. At that time, some mobilizations were already taking place prior to the swearing in of the new Magna Carta that he carried out this Tuesday in the legislature.
“They came from Buenos Aires. They are piqueteros from everywhere who join those of Tupac Amarú”, official sources assured Infobae. That is why they suspect that there was an orchestrated plan to provoke the attacks. However, they affirmed that not all of them are from the Federal Capital, but that many of the protesters also arrived in Jujuy from Bolivia.
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