A protesting mob attacked a bus carrying President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez who was visiting a region in Patagonia devastated by forest fires that killed one and injured many.
According to the media reports, angry protesters outside a community center surrounded a bus carrying the president and pelted it with stones during his visit.
Demonstrators surrounded the president’s bus and demanded him to step out and resolve the issues. The angry protestors also broke the windows of the bus.
The demonstrators emitted their frustration about mining projects in Chubut province of Argentina being pushed forward by the local governor Mariano Arcioni, which President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez supports.
After the incident, Alberto Fernandez said on Twitter he is “sure that this violence is not shared by the Chubut people and by those who inhabit our beloved Argentina.”
Con toda decisión enfrentamos los incendios que asolaron a la Comarca Andina de Chubut.
Por ese motivo nuestro ministro de ambiente y desarrollo sustentable @juancabandie se instaló allí a comienzos de la semana coordinando las tareas de las brigadas que combatieron el fuego. pic.twitter.com/jrQ7hXXj3x
— Alberto Fernández (@alferdez) March 13, 2021
It should be mentioned here that the forest fires destroyed 7,000 hectares of land, 200 homes, and left at least one person dead in Patagonia.
According Environment Minister Juan Cabandie, the fires have been raging for days in the Chubut region. Media reports said that it is unclear what sparked the fires.