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Foreign Office condemns violent actions against UK embassy in Buenos Aires

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012 - 22:36 UTC
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Marchers clash with police forces (Photo DyN) Marchers clash with police forces (Photo DyN)
Protestors also burned a Union Jack and effigies of Prince William Protestors also burned a Union Jack and effigies of Prince William

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.

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  • briton

    Argentine democracy in action,
    any argie blogers want to disagree with that,?

    we think, that CFK was behind this outrage, it was her and only her, that put all this anti british rubbish, on her TV radio and in the schools,
    she must carry this all the way .

    Apr 03rd, 2012 - 10:50 pm 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Wrong way up flag is wrong way up.

    Apr 03rd, 2012 - 10:57 pm 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    A handful of tugs can not be compared to the tens of thousands that terrorized British cities a few weeks ago.

    Apr 03rd, 2012 - 10:58 pm 0
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