The Foreign Office condemned on Tuesday today what it called violent actions of a minority following Monday’s demonstration on the surroundings of the British Embassy located at the Recoleta neighbourhood, Buenos Aires City.
All states are obliged under the Vienna Convention to provide appropriate protection for foreign diplomatic missions,” the statement read.
We expect the Argentine Government to continue to fulfil its obligations under the convention and continue fully to enforce the law against any demonstrators committing criminal acts.”
The ministry praised however the 'dedication and professionalism' of Argentinean police, who used tear gas and water cannons to dissolve the protests.
An estimated two hundred Protestors with their faces covered and armed with sticks and rocks attacked police forces protecting the embassy’s block and later threw some petrol bombs. They also burned a Union Jack and effigies of Prince William.
The unrest broke out on the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War when members of the extreme left-wing organization Quebracho clashed with police officials outside the embassy.
Four police officers were reported injured and hospitalized, but later discharged with the exception of one. No arrests were reported by the police.