The former Minister of Security of the government of Cambiemos Patricia Bullrich starred in a striking episode this Friday when she presented her book in Villa Gesell: a group of Buenos Aires police officers who respond to Sergio Berni asked to interrupt the event to enter and greet her with the training and official permission.
The entire sequence was recorded with a video that Bullrich herself disseminated through her Twitter account and it did not take long for the various conjectures to appear, including those that indicate that the uniformed men could receive sanctions.
It is that, as indicated by sources of the security forces consulted by Clarion, the effective They should only be trained and salute their superiors or the political authorities in office.
Therefore, Bullrich decided to send a message to the Minister of Security of the province of Buenos Aires, Sergio Berni, to ask him to dismiss any sanction against those six uniformed They decided to pay their respects to him.
Four of the police officers are part of the Motorized Prevention Group (GPM) and the rest of the Immediate Operations Tactical Unit (UTOI) created by former governor María Eugenia Vidal “to act in emerging conflicts.”
“In a country with serious institutions it is logical that these things happen. And I saw them. Honestly, I saw it with former presidents and with Berni, and it would never have occurred to me to sanction a policeman because he was bowing to Berni or (Eduardo ) Duhalde. That has happened to me and it seems normal to me“, Bullrich explained in statements with Clarion.
The president of the PRO also explained that she usually has this type of gesture in different parts of the country. “Without a doubt I planted something special because those policemen are part of a force that I did not lead, but there was also a special relationship in which they felt protected. If they are going to sanction them, we are going to make a barbarous mess “, he warned.
Bullrich reiterated his request, noting that “a person with logic would not sanction them“and reiterated that it was a gesture of” respect. ”
The greeting sequence
The curious episode took place in a confectionery in that seaside town, where Bullrich presented his book “Guerra Sin Cuartel” this Friday.
“We had no idea. I was in the middle of the presentation, I was speaking and a group of police officers who were in front asked one of the members of our team that they wanted to greet me. They said they wanted to greet the ‘former minister’ “rebuilt Bullrich.
The moderator of the event took the microphone and announced to the PRO head: “There are people who want to greet you”. Next, five uniformed men, most carrying long weapons, dodged the diners and walked to the center of the room, where they do the salute formation and wait for the former minister.
And already before Bullrich, one of them is heard shouting “attention, I salute one”, with which they all bring their right hand to their temples to complete the official salute.
“I was speaking, making the presentation of the book and they told them that they could greet me when I finished. But they answered no, that they wanted to greet me at that moment. So they came, they lined up and the officer who was driving them told them to line up and then it says ‘greeting one’, which is the salute, and then it says ‘greeting two’, which is the rest. I went by and greeted one by one with my fist, “added Bullrich.
Although she was surprised, the former Security Minister insisted on pointing out that she frequently receives such gestures from members of the security forces.
“They filmed this because it was full of people. It is a recognition of the fact that I gave them a different dignity. These are police officers that I never handled, but it has happened to me in Córdoba, in La Rioja, everywhere. What are they going to do? do, to punish all the policemen who greet me, “he concluded.