Driven by a daily insecurity that “stalks and frightens” them more and more, in Los Hornos a mobilization was registered yesterday afternoon with the objective of claiming the growing number of acts of insecurity that have been registered in the sector and to demand that the authorities implement “effective and urgent” measures to combat crime.
It is that violent assaults have become commonplace in recent months. Added to this situation is a “stagnation” of the work that was being carried out jointly between neighbors and authorities to alleviate the crime drama.
The feeling of anguish and alarm over the prevailing scenario has reached such a point that the residents have decided to take to the streets again to demand that their neighborhoods “stop being no man’s land.”
The appointment, which was broadcast on social networks, had as a meeting point 66 and 143, where a cut was made. “Court at avenue 66 and 143 asking for #SECURITY, 18 hours. WE HAVE A LOT TO CLAIM. You can’t keep living like this. Enough HORNENSES. Friday the 13th, avenue 66 and 143”, described the call.
The march was carried out in the midst of a climate of respect and support from motorists and merchants, who demonstrated their support with honks and applause.
As the neighbors explained in dialogue with this newspaper, the robberies and violence in the streets of Los Hornos have gained an overwhelming momentum.
Searches, entrances, armed robberies, thefts, outbursts on public roads, confrontations with lead and knives have become recurring situations in different sectors.
Faced with these constant threats, the patrols, the alarms and the WhatsApp groups that have been formed in solidarity to “defend oneself among neighbors” practically seem to be innocuous solutions.
In this sense, Mario, a resident of the area of 137 and 60, indicated that “the State is the one who should take charge of the insecurity situation that is going through the entire City and modify the laws so that the prisons stop being a door rotating”.
“This week there were between two or three robberies per day. They get into the patio and steal chairs, clothes, and try to get into the houses,” said one of the organizers.
At the same time, he clarified that the call does not have a political flag, but that it is about neighbors who are tired of insecurity.
“There came a time when we said enough is enough and the way we have to make it visible is to go out on the street. We hope that some authority appears. In Los Hornos we live worse than ever, nothing changed in terms of security. The promises of officials are only promises. There are no patrols, no motorcycles or anything,” the leader complained in dialogue with this newspaper.