Photo Friday – Mural for Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo

Mural, Biking Buenos Aires

Today’s Photo Friday is a section of a mural in La Boca, Buenos Aires, which is dedicated to Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. This group of mothers campaigned for justice during the dictatorship of the 70s, during which time 30,000 people went missing without a trace, kidnapped by the government. The Mothers campaigned by walking in a silent circle around the Plaza de Mayo, at a time when public gatherings were illegal, thereby drawing attention to what was going on.

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Emily Luxton is an award-winning travel blogger and writer with a special love for South America - her favourite continent and second home. A lover of slow, deep travel and really interacting with new cultures, she travels as often as possible on the hunt for new adventures.

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