Argentina security forces won't be armed at Nisman protest
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Argentina security forces won't be armed at Nisman protest

Argentina is banning its security forces from carrying weapons when protesters stage a silent march to demand answers in the mysterious death of a prosecutor who was investigating the country’s worst terrorist attack.

Security Secretary Sergio Berni said Tuesday that federal agents within a five-block perimeter of Wednesday’s march won’t carry weapons because “there could be provocations.”

Argentine prosecutors are staging the protest to demand justice in the death of Alberto Nisman, who was found dead of a gunshot wound in his apartment on January 18.

Read more: Who killed Alberto Nisman?

Nisman had alleged that President Cristina Kirchner conspired to protect Iranian officials implicated in the 1994 bombing which killed 85 people at a Jewish community center. Fernandez and Iran both deny the allegations.

Associated Press