People have held an anti - British rally in the Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires in a bid to reinforce their claims to the disputed Malvinas Islands.
On Friday, the protestors, who were chanting slogans against Britain, waved the national Argentinean flag while marching through the capital. The protestors burnt British flags and set fire to an effigy of Britain’s Princess Anne, who is in Buenos Aires to attend a meeting of the International Olympics Committee. Argentina and Britain fought a 74-day war in 1982 over the islands, which ended with the British side claiming victory over the Argentineans. Located about 300 miles off Argentina’s coast and home to about 3,000 inhabitants, the islands have been part of the British colonies since Britain established its colonial rule on the territories in 1833. The dispute between Britain and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands has become heated recently, with Argentina calling for negotiations and Britain ruling out any talks.