The image of the controversy
An unusual image of the demonstrations that continue to take place in Jujuy circulated in the last hours on social networks and caused the indignation of Governor Gerardo Morales.
In it, a group of picketers can be seen blocking a route and celebrating the fact itself. The curious thing is that the image was captured by a gendarme, that is, by a member of the security force that has to guarantee circulation in the place. And everything was revealed because the scene was photographed by someone else and he took a picture of the same photo.
The image reached Morales, who through his social networks expressed his discomfort and again targeted the National Government for the incidents that have been taking place in the province.
“Great performance by the Gendarmerie by order of the Minister of Security Aníbal Fernández in the cuts promoted by President Alberto Fernández in Jujuy!”, he expressed ironically through the social network Twitter. “They tell me that the gendarme also takes a selfie with those who commit the crime of blocking a route… That’s how we are! But they’re leaving!” added Horacio Rodríguez Larreta’s pre-candidate for vice president in an electoral tone in one of the Together for Change lists.
After the post by the president of the Radical Civic Union, Aníbal Fernández came out to respond to him through the same social network and assured that it is false news. “Governor Morales. This is the second fake news that comes from your public hand about the protests. Do you remember? I hope you remember… With the first one he became distracted and deleted it. We are few and we know each other a lot, Governor…”, said the Minister of Security.
The clashes between Morales and the Minister of the Nation deepened after the violent incidents that occurred weeks ago between the provincial police and protesters linked to Milagro Sala and the left.
After the most violent episodes, Fernández had stated that he was not going to send the Gendarmerie since “federal forces cannot intervene in a province without prior authorization or in the assembly of a Council.”
Finally, the Federal Justice empowered the Gendarmerie to guarantee free circulation on the occupied national routes and the troops began to work together with the provincial police. But the pickets continue.
Until yesterday at noon, 11 roadblocks were maintained in a large part of the province of protesters who are against the constitutional reform approved and sworn in on June 20. A picket stands at the crossroads of National Route 9 and National Route 52, at the entrance to the town of Purmamarca. The cut has been fully registered, opening to traffic every three hours.
On national route 9 there are also pickets in Tilcara, in the San Roque area and in the access to the town of Iturbe, while in La Quiaca and Abra Pampa circulation was allowed every 4 and 5 hours respectively. There are also total cuts of national route 52, in the town of Susques and in the access to Cauchari; on national route 40, at the access to the town of Coranzulí (Susques), and on national route 34 at the height of the San Lorenzo bridge in Libertador General San Martín, with traffic authorizations every 3 or 6 hours.
Meanwhile, the Association of Provincial Educators (Adep), the union that brings together teachers, decided to continue with the strike force measures for an indefinite period in demand for salary increases and in rejection and repeal of the constitutional reform promoted by the government from the province.
The Federal Justice empowered the Gendarmerie to guarantee free movement along the occupied national routes Tension continues in Jujuy: protesters once again blocked accesses that had been released by the Gendarmerie They revealed that Milagro Sala organized and hired propaganda to promote the serious incidents in the Jujuy legislature