Violence in Buenos Aires after Argentina lost the World Cup to Germany
Tourists visiting Buenos Aires landmarks, like the Obelisk, witnessed initial peaceful demonstrations after the final World Cup game against Germany in Brazil.
Tourists visiting Buenos Aires landmarks, like the Obelisk, witnessed initial peaceful demonstrations after the final World Cup game against Germany in Brazil. Germany won the World Cup 1:0 against Argentina.
After the initial peaceful demonstration it turned violent. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse angry fans.
The violence erupted when a group of 15 football fans climbed onto a TV news van and ripped off the antenna. The situation then further deteriorated as youths hurled rocks and vandalized stores in the city center after the World Cup loss.
Elsewhere in the Argentine capital, disgruntled fans set fire to trash cans and blocked roads with makeshift barricades.
More than 30 people were detained and some 20 injured – 15 of them police – Telam news agency reported, citing police sources.
Meanwhile, there have been reports of similar disturbances in San Miguel – a northwest region of Greater Buenos Aires. Police detained five people there. Violence also broke out in the city of La Plata where police reportedly detained 10 people for disturbing the peace.
Despite the late Sunday clashes, the majority of Argentinians have accepted the loss with dignity. Earlier in the evening, thousands of fans came to the Obelisk monument, waving the national flag determined to party in celebrate reaching the World Cup final.
Argentinians agreed their players put everything into the game, their hearts and souls. They lost the best way possible, not like Brazil who were smashed to smithereens.