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Protesters Burn UK Flag in Falklands War Remembrance



It has been around four decades that UK has governed over the Falkland Islands, which have been home to around 3,000 people, and was at the center of a power struggle between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982.

However, after 36 years the people try to show that the war isn’t over. The protesters took to the streets of Buenos Aires to burn the UK flag, with a clear message of: “The war is not over and we are not dead.”

The furious people of Falkland Islands or as is known as Islas Malvinas in Argentina took to the streets and burned a Union Jack flag during an annual protest. What they demand is to put an end to British military exercises in the disputed Falkland Islands.

People got involved in a quarrel with police outside the British embassy in Buenos Aires on Monday. The recorded footages show that the protesters burned an enormous Union Jack flag.

Norberto Covacevich, the Falklands War veteran, said that: “The war is not over and we are not dead, it is not the dead who fight, we are going to fight to the last, to the last drop of blood [we are going to fight] the pirates, long live the homeland.”

In 1982, Argentina invaded the Falklands, which brought a 10-week war. During the war the British retook the islands. The fighting saw 255 British servicemen and 655 Argentines killed.

“We honor our soldier’s memory. We also honor those who continue to fight so the Malvinas (Falkland Islands) become Argentina’s,” said the Argentinian Defense Minister Oscar Aguad. “But we Argentines should definitely understand that confrontation takes us nowhere,” Aguad continued in his speech about the ongoing tension between the UK and Argentina over the islands.

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