Friday, November 18, 2005

Political prisoners

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Uruguay political prisoners march Two weeks ago a group of left extremists demonstrating against the american president, Bush, and american imperialism, did graffiti painting on buildings, and burnt cars, using molotov bombs in the city's historical neighborhood ("ciudad vieja"). See pictures. This actions were performed in response to Bush presence in Mar del Plata, Argentina, at the summit of the Americas. The police had to intervene for the incidents to stop. There were many prisoner's taken, most of them released within the following hours, but four of them kept inside.

Two weeks have passed and at least two marchs protesting, demanding the release of the prisoners, have been made. One last friday, and the other one today. The prisoners may spend from 3 months to 3 years on prision, if the release demand is not granted.

I would like to point out that demonstrations in uruguay are usual, but demonstrations resorting to violence as a means of protest are definitely not, and this is what makes this one so particular.

Last march a leftish government took office for the first time in uruguay's history. This is a good opportunity for the new government to prove it's worth managing this situation. The dilema faced is that if actions are not taken, this could be interpreted as legitimization of the use of violence in public demonstrations, on the other hand if punishment is severe support from the hardcore leftish wing will be lost.


Anonymous said...

Che no queda bien mostrar esto.
La verdad que esta juventud zurda q tenemos es lamentable. El Uruguay es hermoso pero hace falta militarimso en este pais. Yo les hubiera abierto fuego automatico con rifles calibre 30.
To my foreign friends, I am jsut telling this guy how pathetic this demonstration was, and how I would have opened fire with a 30 cal rifle on the little commies. I'm sure you will agree.

Anonymous said...

Otra cosa, que descanse en paz Pinochet, el salvador de la economia Chilena.
R.I.P. Pinochet, the hard-handed savior of the Chilean economy.
My deepest respects to the American South and the 2nd Amendment.

Anonymous said...

Sir/Madam usuari@ anonim@:
Esa juventud, NO es la juventud "zurda", es la juventud anarquista, que no tiene NADA que ver con la izquierda. No vendria mal que te informaras antes de decir disparates.
Das asco
Hay que mostrar todo, eso de que no queda bien mostrar fotos y publicar comentarios, suena como de ridicul@ fascita y miliquer@. Estamos en democracia y existe LIBERTAD de expresión. Conste que no estoy de acuerdo EN ABSOLUTO con lo que estos ANARQUISTAS IGNORANTES hicieron en la Ciudad Vieja pero tampoco con tu solución banquicolorada.
No te olvides quien "fundio" this lovely country darling!
Pinochet R.I.H (rest in hell) was a dictator, murderer n a REAL monster, he was NOT the savioUr of the Chilean economy, he was the responsible for the darkest moments in the Chilean history. Check out darling why most of the people ALL over the world loathe, abhor and look down on people like him.
Sos pariente de Garcia Pintos o del Cuqui?

U stink!!

Anonymous said...

Totalmente de acuerdo con este ultimo comentario... parece mentira que en Uruguay haya ignorantes que confundan socialismo o izquierda con anarquia

Y lo que dice de Pinochet, bueno... por suerte todos coincidimos en que fue un asesino, hay alguna duda?

A proposito .que la economia chilena va viento en popa... visiten poconao, chile chico, pica, san pedro de atacama, cerro navia y veran cuan BIEN estan los chilenos...

viva la ignorancia de algunos uruguayos!!! Tal vez de Carrasco o de Pocitos
O de Tranqueras?

They do suck!!!!

Anonymous said...

Que es eso de "anarquistas"?? De done salieron pero por favor que fantasmada dios mio. Manga de zurditos estudiantes pensas que cabe distincion? Juas juas

Muerte al comunismo!!! Muerte a los "idealistas" zurditos!!

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