Unions, legislators and Mothers will remember the bombing of Plaza de Mayo in 1955

Unions, legislators and Mothers will remember the bombing of Plaza de Mayo in 1955

Bombing of June 16, 1955 on Plaza de Mayo.

Referents of unions, Buenos Aires legislators and Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Founding Line They will place this Thursday three commemorative tiles for the bombing of June 16, 1955 on Plaza de Mayoin memory of the more than 300 people killed and thousands injured in the attempt to overthrow and kill President Juan Domingo Perón.

On the 67th anniversary of the attack perpetrated by Navy and Air Force aircraft in the Plaza de Mayo area, the table ‘They have not defeated us’ – made up of ATE Capital, the Río de la Plata sectional Dredging and Beaconing Personnel union , Buenos Aires legislators from the Front of All (FdT) and Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Founding Line – will pay homage in front of the Ministry of Economy building, where “the marks of the bombs are still there.”

Speaking to Télam Radio, The general secretary of the Río de la Plata Sectional Dredging and Beacon Personnel Union, Martín Tomassini, reported that as of 12 noon this Thursday various activities will be carried out and at 12:40, which “is the time when the first bomb falls, a loud siren will sound and there will be an intervention.”

Tomassini explained that three plaques will also be discovered and then the performance of artists will take place on a stage.

The closing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and will be in charge of Juan Carlos Schmid, General Secretary of the Dredging and Marking Personnel Union; Daniel Catalano, general secretary of ATE Capital; Alejandro Amor, Buenos Aires legislator of the FdT and Taty Almeida, referent of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Founding Line.

Act in commemoration of the bombing of Plaza de Mayo and the executions of José León Suárez

For his part, the president of the Frente de Todos (FdT) block of the Buenos Aires Legislature, Claudio Ferreño, will lead this Wednesday in the City Parliament an act of commemoration of the bombings of Plaza de Mayo carried out on June 16, 1955 with the intention of overthrowing Juan Domingo Perón and the executions perpetrated between June 9 and 12, 1956 by the military dictatorship of Pedro Eugenio Aramburu.

Bombing of June 16, 1955 on Plaza de Mayo
Bombing of June 16, 1955 on Plaza de Mayo.

The activity will take place in the San Martín room of the Buenos Aires Legislature, in Perú 160, from 5:30 p.m., according to what was stated by the organizers of the event.

They also indicated that the historian Horacio Salvo, Jorge Costales, the researcher Facundo Giampaolo and the deputy governor of Salta, Antonio Marocco, will participate as speakers.

On June 16, 1955, the Naval Aviation and part of the Air Force rose up against the constitutional government of Juan Domingo Perón and bombed the Plaza de Mayo, dropping nearly 14 tons of bombs that caused more than 350 deaths and 2,000 wounded.

Meanwhile, between June 9 and 12, 1956, there was an armed uprising that attempted to reinstate Juan Domingo Perón as constitutional president of Argentina, which was suffocated by the Aramburu dictatorship, which led to a massacre in which they were killed. 18 soldiers and 13 civilians were shot, several of them in a garbage dump area in the Buenos Aires town of José León Suárez.



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