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Members of the Construction Workers Union of Argentina (UOCRA) have announced that they will march this afternoon to demand the release of four of its members. The four unionists were arrested in La Plata after violent clashes erupted during the distribution of donations for the victims of the storm last Sunday.
Members of UOCRA and Kirchnerist youth organisation, La Cámpora clashed during a donation delivery in the provincial capital over the weekend. Video footage shows a group of people wearing UOCRA vests initiating a confrontation with La Cámpora activists, along with the involvement of a vehicle registered in the name of the son of the UOCRA leader, Juan Pablo Medina.
The Union announced that they will strike and protest in the city of La Plata today in order to demand the freedom of the union members from police custody. The four members were arrested yesterday, following a raid by La Plata police, which saw them seize two cars and a firearm belonging to UOCRA members.
After learning of the arrest, a spokesperson of OUCRA La Plata announced that this afternoon they will march to the headquarters, located on 44th Street in La Plata, to protest against the arrest. In a statement to news site Letra P he said: “Tomorrow we will work until noon and from noon we shall mobilise. It was not a decision made by Medina, but by all members.”