Murder of Mariano Ferreyra

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Stencil graffiti commemorating Mariano Ferreyra

On 20 October 2010, Argentine student and left-wing activist Mariano Ferreyra was shot dead in Buenos Aires, allegedly by members of a railway workers union.


Mariano Ferreyra (born 3 June 1987 in Sarandí) was an Argentine student who was active in the Workers' Party (Partido Obrero). He was shot dead during a dispute involving railway workers in Buenos Aires. He was allegedly shot by supporters of the Peronist Unión Ferroviaria (Railways Union), affiliated to the CGT, in a clash with socialist workers who claimed to end tertiarization. Two other people were injured in the shooting. One, Elsa Rodríguez, a mother of three, was seriously injured and was still fighting for her life in hospital a week later. It is alleged that the police stood by at the time. Ferreyra's death led to widespread protests in Argentina.

Some people being shot was not a coincidence, it was proved that José Pedraza (the leader of the Unión Ferroviaria) ordered his people to shot and make incidents happen. Former President Mr. Nestor Kirchner took the case by his hands (he protected witnesses in his home) until he passed away a week later. Then, in April of 2013 Pedraza was condemned to stay in prison for 15 years.[citation needed]

Protest march in support of Ferreyra

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