The policemen’s salute to Patricia Bullrich
In the last hours, a video was released in which a group of police officers can be seen greeting Patricia Bullrich, while other people applauded her and acclaimed her for her management at the head of the Ministry of Security in the previous government. The scene took place on Thursday afternoon in Villa Gesell, one of the places that the former official and current president of the PRO chose to present her book “War without quarter: end insecurity in Argentina”.
The fact was recorded while Bullrich was providing details of his new publication outdoors, in a gastronomic place in the center of that spa town. In total, there were six soldiers in the Motorized Prevention Group (GPM) and Immediate Operations Tactical Unit (UTOI) who came to where she was to give her support.
Patricia Bullrich with one of the policemen who came to greet her (@tomaassantos)
Observing the gesture, Bullrich immediately rose from his chair and saluted each of them with his fist, including five men and one woman. As the place was packed with tourists, right away The applause and displays of affection for the leader began; who was grateful for the gesture of everyone present and made an allusive tweet with a heart included and the word “thank you”.
It is not the first time something like this has happened after Bullrich’s departure from management. In August 2010, a police officer recognized her during a protest and greeted her with permission. But these expressions of gratitude from the uniformed men to the former Minister of Security – logical and understandable – did not seem to go down well with some sectors of the ruling party and in the last hours versions of possible sanctions for the Villa Gesell police officers circulated.
In August of last year a policeman who recognized Bullrich greeted her with permission.
In fact, the Buenos Aires Minister of the Interior, Maria Teresa Garcia, commented on a Twitter post that referenced the case and wrote: “They were already separated from the force.” Against this, . He consulted sources linked to the Buenos Aires Ministry of Security, who denied the information and assured that no type of measure against the police was being studied. Soon after, Garcia decided to delete the tweet.
María Teresa García said that the police had been displaced and then deleted the tweet
Aware of the situation, Bullrich herself spoke on social networks and asked that there be no reprisals against members of the security forces. “During my tenure, many members of the Forces greeted former presidents and ministers. I always felt that it was respect for the investiture. I ask that you do not start a retaliatory campaign against police officers who salute whoever held a position and show institutional respect, “he wrote. And in another message, he stated: “Get in with me but #WithLosQueNosCuidanNo.”
In that line, Gerardo milman, a leader who accompanied Bullrich during his tenure at the head of the Security portfolio, expressed himself in similar terms. “The Buenos Aires Government sanctions Policemen for greeting. They prefer them rude, “he wrote on his Twitter account. And then he posted another message: “If they kill the uniformed for greeting civilians, we are left without police #WithLosQueNosCuidanNo.”
Earlier, Florence Arietto – who also worked with Bullrich – warned about the possibility of the police being indicted. “I make available my license plate to represent them in defense of their rights to the officers. If you know them, let them know ”. It is that the uniformed men cannot make political demonstrations, and this could be a break in the internal regulations ”, he affirmed.
. today published an interview with Bullrich, in which he affirmed that in the street they have told him that he is “the Merkel of Argentina” and admitted that he dreams of reaching the presidency.
Asked about how she reacts when people call her a “look”, she replied with a smile: “I don’t get angry. I wink at them and, with my fingers, I make the “V” to the Kirchnerists. But hey, luckily, I come across people who recognize me. They tell me: ‘I see you as Merkel from Argentina’ “.
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