Buenos Aires, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, today paid honors to the young people kidnapped, tortured and murdered in the well-known Night of the Pencils, one of the saddest chapters of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983).
'44 years ago the dictatorship kidnapped and tortured 10 young people who fought for their student rights in the so-called Night of the Pencils. Four survived, the others are still missing, “said the president in his account on the social network twitter, where with a phrase he asked why these crimes should not be committed again.
” Today the pencils, he said, continue to write with memory, with truth and justice. '
With different initiatives, students, teachers and citizens in general led various tributes in memory of those young people between 16 and 18 years old who on September 16, 1976 were kidnapped and tortured for claiming a student ticket free.
44 years ago the dictatorship kidnapped and tortured ten young people who fought for their student rights in the so-called Night of the Pencils. Four survived, the rest are still missing.
Today pencils continue to write with memory, truth and justice. pic.twitter.com/zD8mN5yv2q
– Alberto Fernández (@alferdez) September 17, 2020
Some survived, the bodies of others are still missing while the pain is still present in the Veins opened by a dictatorship that mutilated thousands of families and made more than 30 thousand children of this country disappear.
From the Buenos Aires city of La Plata, where that sad passage took place, in the capital and beyond, Argentines remembered to the students of the Union of Secondary Students, who one day like today returned home after claiming a ticket. Upon reaching their homes, they were kidnapped by the dictatorship of Jorge Videla.
The kidnapping operation was baptized by a commissioner of the Buenos Aires province commanded by Camps as The Night of the Pencils.
Since 2006, every September 16 is commemorated in this nation the National Youth Day in homage to Claudio de Acha, María Clara Ciocchini, María Claudia Falcone, Francisco López Muntane and many others who could never return home.