Statement by the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 6 June 2020, www.thecommunists.net
We have been informed by comrades in Argentina about the arrest of Sebastián Romero on 30 May by the Uruguayan authorities. He is a Trotskyist militant of the PSTU (Argentinean section of the LIT-CI). Sebastián has been persecuted politically since 18 December 2017 for having participated with thousands of Argentinean workers in a mass demonstration against the pension reform.
Argentina’s former president Mauricio Macri and his Minister for Security Patricia Bullrich had demonized Sebastián Romero and his participation in the defence of a legitimate popular mobilization against police attacks. It had put a reward of one million pesos on his head. Since then he had become an iconic figure not only on the left but in the media.
The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) stands in full solidarity with Sebastián Romero, his family, friends and comrades. We denounce his arrest and demand the immediate and unconditional release!
Free Sebastián Romero Now!
International Bureau of the RCIT
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There are a number of websites and Facebook accounts which report about the ongoing activities in solidarity with Sebastián Romero. Here are a few: