02/02/2018 Society

Video showing police violence against kids in Argentina goes viral

A video taken by a journalist from Latin America News Agency (LANA) in a square in the city of La Plata just outside the City of Buenos Aires, shows the same moment in which a police officer reduces a child under 14 years of age.




Next to him is his 10 year old younger brother crying so he won´t be hurt.

The strong images that shocked Argentina occurred in the context of the persecution by officers of minors who allegedly stole a betting house meters from the square where the images were taken.

This fact occurs in the midst of the debate of the ruling party in Argentina "Cambiemos" the coalition that brought President Macri to power, for which they push for the dismissal of responsibility so that those under the age of 18 can go to prison, a proposal that it is rejected by the majority of the opposition and human rights organizations.