Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Argentina: Noche de los Lapices

32 years ago tonight was La Noche de los Lapices, the Night of the Pencils, in which a number of students and school kids from Buenos Aires were disappeared, tortured, and in most cases murdered by the Argentine police. Their crime? Demanding a reduced bus fare for young people.

You can watch a video of testimony by survivor Emilce Moler here (in Spanish), although warning, it takes a while to download.

(Image credit argentina.indymedia.org)

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