(ANSA) - BUENOS AIRES, MARCH 25 - A day not only of commemoration but also in defense of democracy.
With this in mind, human rights organizations, associations, trade unions, political parties and private citizens paraded through the streets of Argentina's main cities on Friday to commemorate, like every year, the anniversary of March 24, the day when the military dictatorship took power in the 1976.
The central demonstration of the so-called day of "memory, truth and justice" was held in the capital Buenos Aires, in the historic square in front of the Casa Rosada, and saw the participation of the main organizations linked to the fight against the crimes of the dictatorship: the Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo who began the fight for truth and justice in that same square when the military was still in power, and the Hijos association, which brings together the children of the "desaparecidos".
Today's commemoration also coincided with the celebration of 40 years since the return of democracy in 1983 and with the conclusion of the World Human Rights Forum which was held in the Argentine capital starting on 20 March.
At the end of the march, the representatives of human rights organizations read the traditional final document which this year states that "the search for judgment and punishment for the guilty implies continuing to denounce judges who, with their slowness, place themselves at the service of the powerful to maintain impunity".
For the occasion, the facade of the Parliament was also illuminated in light blue and white together with an imposing inscription with the motto "Nunca Mas" and the flags commemorating the 40th anniversary of the return of democracy.
President Alberto Fernandez, engaged in the Ibero-American summit underway in the capital of the Dominican Republic, posted a message on Twitter where he recalled the creation of a new space for memory in the Campo de Mayo army barracks and celebrated 40 years of uninterrupted democracy .