Argentina: Buenos Aires on fire as protests demanding 'justice' for killed activist take a violent turn

Clashes erupted as thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday demanding justice for Santiago Maldonado, after a body found in Chubut River was recognised to be that of the missing activist. Protesters marched holding signs and shouting for justice over Santiago's death. The march was convened by the Encounter Memory, Truth and Justice (EMVJ) organisation. A group of hooded... Еще protesters hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at security forces stationed outside the Casa Rosada, also causing damages to building facades and parked cars along the Avenida Rivadavia. Maldonado, 27, was found in Chubut River in southern Argentina close to where he went missing on August 1. His disappearance was highly politicised and sparked a national outcry. The body was recognised this Friday by Sergio Maldonado, brother of Santiago, for his tattoos. An autopsy is underway to determine the cause of death.

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