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In Buenos Aires when we want to protest we go to Plaza de Mayo, when we want to celebrate, the Obelisk.
Each city has an emblematic place where important things happen: revolutions, political events, sports celebrations, marches, protests. That place where everything begins and everything ends, the scene of the transcendental events of history .
In Buenos Aires , however, our locations are segmented: when we want to protest, we go to Plaza de Mayo ; when we want to celebrate, we go to the Obelisk . Occasionally some claim moves to the Plaza del Congreso , when the direct recipient is the Legislative Branch .
Then, Plaza de Mayo was and is witnessing new victorious presidents, de facto overthrows, hunters , helicopter escapes and marches of all kinds. She has mothers and grandmothers of her own . Everything that impacts the political and social universe takes place there.
The Obelisk , on the other hand, is always surrounded by a more festive aura: there the fans of each team gather when there is a significant sporting triumph, and dresses in celestial and white every time the team performs any feat.
These places, so representative of us and our history, each have a particular meaning. In Plaza de Mayo , we can talk to you in front of our most important representative: the current president listens from there what we have to tell him. All this with the Church as a witness, from the Cathedral . In the Obelisk we are free: we can jump, run and scream in the immensity of the widest avenue in the world, around that structure so like a porteña postcard that projects us into the sky itself.
Publication Date: 19/04/2018
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