Once Tragedy: Act in Plaza de Mayo
February 23, 2013
Relatives with white and black shirts with victims’ faces printed were occupying the Plaza de Mayo along with a large part of society that supported them.
Paolo Menghini, father of Lucas, the young man who was found dead two days after the crash, in a third car cabin reiterated: “We want this event to continue in the spirit of remembrance for the victims and an open call for justice without flags policies, as happened this morning at the station and at noon in the Cathedral”.
In the electronic display on the stage showed the faces of the victims merged with those of thousands of citizens who participated in the campaign ’500,000 faces for justice’.
On the railing that separated the public stage, hundreds of people were improvised placards or small messages of solidarity and call for justice.
Silvia wife of Claudio Belforte, who died in the crash, said: “I never participated in an act, but today I’m here because I feel the love of people and is refreshing.”
Juan Carr, head of the Solidarity Network, highlighted the reaction of various social and political spaces that sincerely embraced families in their call for justice and regretted that some people want to get personal benefits.
“I have faith in the maturity of the people who can distinguish between demand justice and political opportunism,” the social leader said.
Haydee, mother of Juan Carlos, who died in the wrecked train, asked that this does not happen again. “It is therefore important that all Argentines join us, because this tragedy is beyond any quarrel everyday,” she said.
The main event began at 19:45 with an audiovisual remembering of the victims and the acts that took place during the year.