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Under the slogan “Defend Democracy” and “No to the Judicial Mafia,” protesters will meet at 17:00 at the Justice Palace in Buenos Aires.
On Wednesday, Argentine trade unions and social organizations convene citizens to take to the streets to reject recent persecutions against left-wing politicians and back the impeachment request against the members of the Supreme Court.
Under the slogan “Defend Democracy” and “No to the Judicial Mafia,” protesters will meet at 17:00 at the Justice Palace in Buenos Aires. "We call to repudiate this judicial leadership, who was co-opted by the powerful of this country," Workers' National Central (CTA) Secretary Hugo Yasky stated.
He condemned that the Supreme Court conducts “with turtle step” the investigations into the September 2022 attack on Vice President Cristina Fernandez. “The Supreme judges should have prioritized this case,” he stressed.
The Ombudsman’s Office Director For Children and Gender issues, Maria Naddeo, considered the Supreme Court's conservative bias stems from the absence of women or social leaders among its members. “We need to guarantee more diversity in this Court so that it represents better the interests of its people,” Naddeo stressed.
Last month, President Alberto Fernandez and 11 governors requested an impeachment process against Supreme Court judges, whom they accused of failing to comply with their duties and violating democratic principles.
The impeachment process, however, could not be approved because of the lack of support from opposition politicians. "This stance is simply a whim, which we will reject as many times as necessary," said Nora Cortiñas, a member of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.
"The national justice system aims to stay in power to promote more political persecution,” Yasky stated, stressing that the impeachment approval will avoid processes similar to those against former Presidents Lula da Silva (Brazil) and Evo Morales (Bolivia).