He Park O’Higgins from the city of Mendoza became a battlefield between agents from the prevention area of the local Municipality and a group of skaters. In the place there was a concentration to request the opening of a track where they usually practice this urban sport that ended with a balance of 20 detainees.
The incidents occurred on Friday afternoon, around 6 p.m., when about 50 young people gathered in front of the Government building to demand the public clearance of the skatepark which remains closed within the framework of the measures for the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of the protest, young people were mobilizing on bicycles, rollers and skates. In this way, they arrived at Parque O’Higgins and then demonstrated by breaking a perimeter fence, according to the chief of staff of the Mendoza capital, Rubén Zavi.
Given the situation, a preventer who was in the park wanted to stop the young people from passing through, but was unsuccessful. This is how she requested reinforcements and minutes later other agents arrived at the scene. From there, the lack of control began.
Skaters and preventers began to fight, in scenes that were filmed both by the skaters themselves and by witnesses who were close to space. These incidents left no less than 20 detainees.
According to the Mendoza press, Zavi said that in recent days, municipal authorities met with urban sports leaders and indicated that the opening of the park is scheduled for next Monday, under a health protocol in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Only those who carry out any of the disciplines offered by the facilities will be allowed to enter: skate, parkour, in line, quads Y bmx. According to the protocol that was prepared, the park will be entered by five people per shift, which will be two hours, at a time that will go from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Inside the premises, in addition, they must respect social distancing.