BRAMA, Dec 1, 2004, 1:00 am ET|
Argentine Ukrainians Protest Fraudulent Elections
By Juan J. Hatlewski
Buenos Aires On November 29th, 2004, a large group of Ukrainian citizens residing in
Argentina, met opposite to the Embassy of Ukraine in Buenos Aires to
demonstrate peacefully against the electoral fraud in the second round of
the last presidential elections in Ukraine, and to give support to the
opposition candidate, Viktor Yushchenko.
Following presentations by several speakers and a rendition of the
National Ukranian Anthem sung by the crowd, the demonstrators
managed to bring out the Ambassador of Ukraine to Argentina, Mr Oleksandr
Nykonenko. Representatives made their demands known and delivered a petition to the Ambassador.
The demonstrators are calling for another rally to take place
next Saturday, December 4th at 6 p.m., opposite
the Taras Shevchenko monument in Buenos Aires in “3 de Febrero” Park,
at Av. del Liberator and Sarmiento.