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Argentina: Victim's families call out 'trigger-happy' police

Argentina, Buenos Aires
August 28, 2018 at 03:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Family and friends of police shooting victims protested against what they term a 'trigger-happy' policy - a by-word for excessive use of force by police - in Buenos Aires on Monday.

People marched through the city to Plaza de Mayo with the portraits of their loved ones, condemning police brutality, disrupting the traffic and causing a stand-off with drivers.

Lawyer from the Co-ordinator against Police and Institutional Repression (CORREPI) movement Maria del Carmen Verdu claimed that 725 cases of "trigger-happy" police shootings have been registered so far under the current Argentinian administration.

"We know that the 'happy trigger' is a tool that is in the backpack of any government that administers a society divided into classes without reforming the forces that are doing it," added Verdu.

Argentina: Victim's families call out 'trigger-happy' police02:31
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Family and friends of police shooting victims protested against what they term a 'trigger-happy' policy - a by-word for excessive use of force by police - in Buenos Aires on Monday.

People marched through the city to Plaza de Mayo with the portraits of their loved ones, condemning police brutality, disrupting the traffic and causing a stand-off with drivers.

Lawyer from the Co-ordinator against Police and Institutional Repression (CORREPI) movement Maria del Carmen Verdu claimed that 725 cases of "trigger-happy" police shootings have been registered so far under the current Argentinian administration.

"We know that the 'happy trigger' is a tool that is in the backpack of any government that administers a society divided into classes without reforming the forces that are doing it," added Verdu.

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