After the incidents on Saturday, there are still more than 20 prisoners. CTERA called a national teachers’ strike and the Church called for dialogue.
On Friday the Constitutional reform was approved in the province of Jujuy and the fact generated a series of protests that ended with incidents, roadblock evictions and detainees. CTERA called for a national teacher strike and the Church called for dialogue.
Nearly 25 people remained detained this Sunday in penal units of the Alto Comedero neighborhood, of San Salvador de Jujuy, after the operation of the Provincial Police at the entrance to the town of Purmamarca.
The infantry troops of the Jujuy police evicted the traffic block in rejection of the constitutional reform at the intersection of routes 9 and 52, near the town of purmamarca.
Because A large part of the injured and detained are educational workersis that the Confederation of Education Workers (Ctera) called a national teacher strike for next Thursday before “the serious situation that the teaching and the people of Jujuy are experiencing”.
The confederation, which brings together educators from all over the country, blamed the “growing conflict in Jujuy” for the “actions” of the governor and UCR presidential candidate, Gerardo Morales, whom they denounced for “granting increases by decree, without dialogue.”
In addition, they pointed against the provincial president for promoting an “unconsulted and undemocratic Constitution” and reproached that “in the face of forceful strikes and massive mobilizations he responds with repression.”
The accusation against the detainees is by article 194 of the Penal Code that establishes the prohibition of cuts of communication routes -with a maximum of three years and a minimum of three months in prison- with which “absolutely all people can access the cessation of detention and recover their freedom immediately.”
The cut made on Saturday on national route 9 and the intersection with national route 52, at the entrance to that town, was standing this morning with protesters from various communities of the Puna and the Quebrada de Humahuaca that protest against the constitutional reform, and that allowed the authorization to transit every hour.
At the same time, there were cuts on Route 9 at the height of Abra Pampa and La Quiaca, with circulation enabled every hour, police sources told Télam.
Last night, the Government of Jujuy summoned the presidents or community members of the indigenous communities of the province to dialogue for the purpose of reporting on the scope of the expansion of rights that the reform of the Constitution implies, in which “recognized precepts in the National Constitution, ILO Convention 169, as well as international instruments on indigenous rights”.
The Government remarked that with the reform carried out, Jujuy has become “the only one that includes the right to prior, free and informed consultation.”
The message of the Church
Father Bishop Daniel Fernández of the province of Jujuy issued a statement, after the incidents that occurred in the province, where called to find ways of dialogue to solve the problems.
“Given the situation that we are experiencing in our Homeland and particularly in our Province, I want to reach everyone once again by reiterating what we have expressed last week when we invited sincere dialogue between the authorities and the different groups of brothers and sisters who are in conflict. .
You have to stop to listen patiently. You have to build bridges to cross to meet and not blow them up… Everything can be achieved through dialogue and everything is lost when the word gives way to violence. The path of dialogue is tiring, but we must walk it and listen patiently, making room for the different voices of the actors in our social life.
Peace is the fruit of justice. And procuring justice is a task that commits us all day after day, according to the responsibilities that each one of us has, whether they are rulers or citizens. There is always time to start over and rebuild consensus in which we all feel truly included.
Our Mother of the Rosary of Rio Blanco and Paypaya, who stood up centuries ago as a sign of peace among those who were in conflict, may now also help us to achieve a just and lasting peace today.”