Eight Argentines stranded in South Africa since the start of the pandemic began a protest today, chaining themselves in front of the Argentine embassy in Pretoria, the administrative capital of that country.
The protesters are part of a group of 20 Argentines who are unable to return due to the closure of the borders and the suspension of repatriation flights.
As EL DIA.COM has reported, the situation of Argentines in South Africa is complicated with regard to security, a circumstance that has been aggravated by the pandemic.
“They are going to kill us at any time,” recently summarized an Argentine engineer contacted by this means.
Now, another Argentine, Daniel Tavormina, 57, decided to chain himself to a signpost in front of the Argentine embassy in Pretoria to demand diplomatic measures that would allow him to return to the country.
Hebe Cantoni (61) accompany him in the protest; Natalia Bernal (39 (; Tomas Castro Rovea (32); Macarena Corbalán (31); Horacio Pereyra (38); Federico Faya (30) Mariano Cirelli (30).
The protest includes a message through social networks for Foreign Minister Felipe Solá. It was explained that they are tourists who were surprised by the pandemic shortly before their return.
The Argentines stranded in South Africa add up to 20 and it was explained that all of them were accommodated in a hotel in Pretoria in a measure of assistance from the Argentine government. But what they want is to return. “They tell us that for at least two months there will be no possibility of a repatriation flight,” they said.
The situation in South Africa had been told to EL DIA.COM by the engineer Mariano Agustín Cirelli who gave a very harsh panorama of insecurity in the streets with shootings, stabbings and beatings of robbery victims.
Cirelli traveled to South Africa to volunteer