Argentina arrests 12 'anarchists' in bomb attacks ahead of G20

  • Posted on: 18 November 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From DW

The arrests came after one bomb exploded in Buenos Aires and another was thrown at a judge's home. Authorities say security is at "maximum alert" in order to avoid disturbances to the upcoming G20 summit.

Argentina, which will be hosting the first G20 summit of world leaders ever held in South America on November 30 and December 1, has arrested 12 people suspected of being anarchists. Officials say the arrests were made in connection to two bomb incidents in the capital, Buenos Aires.

Officials say that one woman, suspected of involvement in the first incident, was injured on Wednesday when a bomb went off at the mausoleum of an Argentine police chief killed by anarchists 100 years ago. The second incident involved a bag of explosives thrown at the house of a judge. The device did not go off and was later detonated by authorities.

It is not known if the bomb attacks were related to the arrest of a man who interfered with the communications system at one of the capital's two main airports on Sunday. Jorge Newbery airport was forced to shut down for 30 minutes after the individual used a radio with aeronautical frequency spectrum to order a commercial jet to take off. The pilot of the plane ignored the command and alerted authorities, who arrested the man outside the airport.

'Maximum alert'

Although officials have not said whether they believe the incidents had any connection with the upcoming G20 summit, Justice Minister German Garavano said the country's security forces were operating on "maximum alert." Speaking of the arrests, Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said she believed the suspects had an "anarchist orientation."

Argentina, which is already the site of sustained street protests over government austerity measures, is redoubling its efforts to ensure the G20 summit is not marred by the kinds of protests seen last year in Hamburg, where hundreds of people were injured and damages ran into the millions.

On Thursday, dozens of groups, including social organizations and trade unions, announced that they planned to protest when world leaders arrive in the capital. Beverly Keene from Confluencia Fuera G20, an alliance of G20 critics, called on "the entire population to massively protest against the G20's policies of austerity, poverty, looting, contamination, misery and death."

Keene decried the center-right government of Argentine President Mauricio Macri for criminalizing groups planning on protesting world leaders: "We are not enemies, nor terrorists. We are organizations in favor of peace."

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Do we have any readers who have any connections with Argentine anarchists? Or any Spanish speakers who can find better articles? Black Rose specializes in Spanish content, has contacts, and a sister organization in Argentina, but I have not seen anything from them yet. I'm hoping that this isn't going to go the same way that Russian anarchists dealt with the anarchist who blew himself up inside the Federal Security office...

Thank you in advance to anyone who can dig up more info, especially if we can keep updated on prisoner information.

[Argentina] Buenos Aires: Anarchists attack state and infrastructure
https://anarchicnewscollective.noblogs.org/post/2018/11/17/argentina-bue...

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Adjudicación de atentado explosivo contra Banco Santander Río
https://es-contrainfo.espiv.net/2018/11/17/buenos-aires-argentina-adjudi...

Argentina: Heridos, detenidos y masivos allanamientos a compañerxs anarquicxs + Declaración de gremial de abogados + Declaración de Ateneo anarquista constitución
https://publicacionrefractario.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/argentina-herido...

Thanks, if only I could read Spanish on the other two. Hope they are all as well as they can be in such a situation.

"Black Rose specializes in Spanish content, has contacts, and a sister organization in Argentina, but I have not seen anything from them yet."

What do you expect from these social anarcops? They'll just be publishing news and reports of stuff that is stamped by the cadre of their organization and sister organizations.

What kind of fucking morons are doing this shit? "Anarchists"!? Since when is it a brilliant idea to be feeding a police State with golden pretext to repress your people before a G20, as well as its collective spaces? This reeks either a false flag, or just the same kind of imbecile insurgency we've seen happening in Chile over the last few years (referring to the subway bombs, and other misled idiocy). I can't believe this is for real, in 2018.

Welcome back, Operation Gladio!

That's the thing about representing a legitimate threat to power. Damned if you do or don't!

to the commenter’s mentioning of Gladio:

you might be onto something. the US currently using Columbia to run proxy operations throughout South and Central America at present.

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