President from Argentina, Alberto Fernandez manifested tonight on a national network after a subject pointed a firearm at Vice President Cristina Fernándezwhile greeting his supporters in front of his home in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
The event that shook that country and the world occurred when protesters were stationed around the former president’s residence, as a sign of support after the The prosecutor’s office of that country requested a sentence of 12 years in prison for his alleged participation in corruption crimes and that provoked a strong interdict between those responsible for the Public Ministry and President Fernández.
At that moment, a subject of Brazilian nationality, identified as Fernando Andres Sabag Montiel He put a pistol very close to the face of the trans-Andean vice president, who only managed to lower her head, amid the surprise of the attendees. The individual met with the reaction of security guards and the protesters themselves who proceeded to arrest him before he fled.
Referring to what happened and being visibly affected, President Fernández at the beginning of his speech stated that “It is a very serious fact. It is the most serious that has happened since the recovery of democracy. In the context of a massive presence of people, a man pointed a firearm at his head and pulled the trigger. Cristina remains alive because, for some reason, the weapon that she had with five bullets did not fire despite having been triggered”.
Then he added that “such a reality moves the Argentine people and in particular those of us who are his companions, who embrace it in solidarity with all our love.” “This attack deserves the strongest repudiation of all political sectors, of all the men and women who make up the republic. These facts affect our democracy,” said Fernández.
Later, the Argentine president stated that “we are obliged to recover the democratic coexistence that has been broken by the hate speech that has spread from different political, judicial and media spaces. We can have deep disagreements but in a democratic society, hate speech cannot take place because it breeds violence and there is no possibility that violence coexists with democracy”.
He immediately stated that “we are facing an event that has an extreme serious institutional and human nature. Our vice president has been attacked and social peace has been disturbed. Argentina cannot lose another minute. There is no time. It is necessary to banish violence and hatred from political and media discourse and from our society”.
Finally, he stated that “I call on each and every one of the Argentine men and women, the entire political and social leadership, the media and society in general to reject any form of violence. We need to isolate, not validate, the disqualifying, stigmatizing and offensive words that only divide and confront us. I have communicated with the judge investigating what happened and I have asked her to quickly clarify the responsibilities and the facts. I have also requested you to ensure the life of the accused.”
President Fernández, as a result of the event that impacted the turbulent Argentine politics, decreed a national holiday in the country, “so that in peace and harmony the people can express themselves in defense of life, democracy and solidarity with our vice president.”