Monday, March 24, 2008
Day of Memory for Truth and Justice
Today is the Day of Memory for Truth in Justice (Memory Day) here in Argentina. It is a public holiday commemorating the victims of the military dictatorship known as The Disappeared.
It is held on 24 March, the anniversary of the coup d'état of 1976 that brought the military junta to power responsible for the disappearance, torture and deaths of over 30,000 Argentines.
There will be ceremonies at the infamous Navy Mechanics School and the Plaza de Mayo. The Navy Mechanics School on Libertador was were some of the worst torture occurred before the victims were executed or simply flown out over the ocean and tossed overboard.
Plaza de Mayo in front of the Casa Rosada is the traditional protest site of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who have been protesting there every Thursday since 1977.