Thursday, September 01, 2022 | 11:59 p.m.
The President of the Nation, Alberto Fernández, spoke on the national network around midnight, and called on Argentines to reject violence and hate speech. He also decreed a National Holiday for this Friday.
“This event is extremely serious, it is the most serious that has happened since we have recovered democracy,” said the President in a short but forceful speech, in which he called for peace and asked to end “hate speech “. He also stated that in his opinion “the democratic order has been broken by hate speech.”
Specifically regarding the attack on the Vice President, he indicated that “Cristina Kirchner is still alive because for some reason the weapon did not fire.” And she added that “this attack deserves the strongest repudiation of all the men and women of the republic. We are obliged to recover the democratic coexistence that has been broken by the hate speech of different political, judicial and media spaces.
He also stated that “social peace has been disturbed” and called for “banishing violence from political and media discourse and from our life in society.” “I have communicated with the judge who is investigating what happened and I have asked her to quickly clarify the responsibilities and the facts. I have also asked him to ensure the life of the accused who is detained today, “said Alberto Fernández.
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