Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Members of the Buenos Aires University Federation (FUBA) attacked police barricades outside of the Argentine Congress building. The students and their supporters were attempting to disrupt the election of a new rector for the Buenos Aires University. The FUBA activists have denounced the elections as a farce and are demanding that the university operate in a democratic manner.

Police were hardly able to hold back protesters who dismantled the security fence around the building. Approximately ten students and number of faculty members were detained and about 20 people were injured.