Argentina A bottle thrown at Milei during his inauguration passed inches from his head

Minutes after giving his first speech as president of Argentina and swearing in Congress, Javier Milei got into a Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet that took him to the Casa Rosada

Argentina A bottle thrown at Milei during his inauguration passed inches from his head

Minutes after giving his first speech as president of Argentina and swearing in Congress, Javier Milei got into a Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet that took him to the Casa Rosada. During the transfer of the ultraliberal, an individual threw a glass bottle at him that passed a few centimeters from the head of the new president. Next to him was his sister Karina, who was the first to notice the flying object.

After an intense search, the aggressor was identified this Monday as Gastón Ariel Mercanzini, 51 years old, as confirmed by the Minister of Security, Waldo Wolff. He explained that, as soon as the attack occurred, the man, who received a loud boo from those who were next to him, was detained by police officers but was released instantly because at that time no one had realized the seriousness of the incident. However, the videos that circulated on the networks later triggered alarms and were essential for the identification of the man.

The projectile hit one of the police guards accompanying Milei, causing minor injuries to his head. The cash suffered a cut for which he had to be treated by doctors on the side of the street. The situation went unnoticed by the majority of witnesses, even in the media that were capturing the libertarian's transfer live, but network users warned about the bottle that passed very close to Milei in what could have been a real tragedy.

The incident occurred on Rivadavia and Rodríguez Peña streets and the cell phones of those present captured the glass projectile that hit the head of one of the guards who was traveling next to the vehicle. The case is being investigated by the Argentine Federal Police (PFA).

For Sunday's operation, the Argentine Government summoned the Gendarmerie, the Prefecture and the Airport Security Police to coordinate a Unified Command that was responsible for custody and protection in all related acts, as well as safeguarding security. of dignitaries and special guests. The City Police and the National Directorate of Criminal Intelligence of the Ministry of National Security also participated in the deployment along with the other forces.

Patricia Bullrich, new Minister of Security, published on the social network member of the presidential custody of the Federal Police. He who does them, pays for them."

As soon as he arrived at the Casa Rosada, Milei received on Sunday the King of Spain, Felipe VI, and the presidents Volodimir Zelenski, of Ukraine, Luis Lacalle Pou, of Uruguay, Santiago Peña, of Paraguay, Gabriel Boric, of Chile and Daniel Novoa , from Ecuador. In addition, former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro was present.