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Argentina: Hundreds join memorial march for rights activist Hebe de Bonafini in Buenos Aires03:23

Argentina: Hundreds join memorial march for rights activist Hebe de Bonafini in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Buenos Aires
November 21, 2022 at 14:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of mourners paid tribute to rights activist Hebe de Bonafini in Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires on Sunday, following her death at the age of 93.

"Today is a very sad day for me because she is everything for Argentina, for human rights," said one, while another spoke of her legacy: “Hebe taught us all that militancy is. She taught us that we should not be afraid, that fear paralyses and is our worst enemy."

The campaigner co-founded the 'Association of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo', a group for those whose sons disappeared during the 'National Reorganisation Process' (1976-83) and the military rule of Jorge Rafael Videla.

The current government announced three days of mourning in "homage to Hebe, her memory, and her fight that will always be present as a guide in difficult times."

Her ashes will remain in Plaza de Mayo, as per her own request.

Argentina: Hundreds join memorial march for rights activist Hebe de Bonafini in Buenos Aires03:23
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Hundreds of mourners paid tribute to rights activist Hebe de Bonafini in Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires on Sunday, following her death at the age of 93.

"Today is a very sad day for me because she is everything for Argentina, for human rights," said one, while another spoke of her legacy: “Hebe taught us all that militancy is. She taught us that we should not be afraid, that fear paralyses and is our worst enemy."

The campaigner co-founded the 'Association of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo', a group for those whose sons disappeared during the 'National Reorganisation Process' (1976-83) and the military rule of Jorge Rafael Videla.

The current government announced three days of mourning in "homage to Hebe, her memory, and her fight that will always be present as a guide in difficult times."

Her ashes will remain in Plaza de Mayo, as per her own request.