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Rioters attack UK embassy in Buenos Aires with stones, sticks and gasoline bombs

Monday, April 2nd 2012 - 22:39 UTC
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Protestors burn a Union Jack during the clashes next to the British Embassy Protestors burn a Union Jack during the clashes next to the British Embassy

Argentine radical groups fought several hours with riot police in Buenos Aires protecting the British embassy on the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Falklands/Malvinas war between Argentina and the UK.

The incidents started at mid afternoon when over one hundred members of the Quebracho extremist organization armed with sticks and stones marched on the embassy downing barriers and clashed with riot police surrounding the block where the British embassy is located in the Argentine capital.

Protestors also appealed to Molotov petrol bombs and the security forces responded with hydrant trucks, rubber bullets and tear gars.

There are no official reports of arrests or injured but witnesses said that several members of the police force were struck and fell on the impact of stones and had to retreat because of the molotovs. Unofficial reports indicate four police members have been hospitalized.

On 2 April 2012 Argentine forces landed in the Falkland Islands which they held until June 14 when they were ousted by a Task Force sent by then PM Margaret Thatcher.

At the end of hostilities over 900 combatants and three civilians were killed, with heavy material and equipment losses on both sides.

The Royal Navy lost several frigates and support vessels while the Argentine Air Force was virtually wiped out from the air in spite of its performance.

Fifteen months later the military regime behind the invasion of the Falklands collapsed and Argentina elected a democratic government, which it enjoys since then, including the violent radical groups.
 

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  • Britishbulldog

    The scum have just realized that they lost the Falkland conflict that they started, its only taken thirty years for the news to come out that they lost

    Apr 02nd, 2012 - 10:47 pm 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    “Fifteen months later the military regime behind the invasion of the Falklands collapsed and Argentina elected a democratic government, which it enjoys since then, including the violent radical groups. ”

    LOL... though 15 months? Doesn't seem like a direct cause and effect to me, given the mythology the Brits have built (only to fool themselves), that it was the war that sent the Junta packing.

    (It was the Junta knowing they were about to be sent packing that cause the war). But lets not get the facts to hinder the legend.

    LOL!

    Apr 02nd, 2012 - 10:47 pm 0
  • ynsere

    Stop Press! (Montevideo) - Huge demo outside British Embassy in Monty. All eleven participants stated they dislike the British

    Apr 02nd, 2012 - 10:48 pm 0
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