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Thousands of supporters of Argentina’s vice-president have rallied to denounce political violence, after she narrowly survived an assassination attempt.

The 69-year-old escaped unharmed on Thursday evening after a gunman’s weapon jammed as he aimed at her. Ms Fernández de Kirchner has not spoken publicly about it yet but waved to supporters as she left home on Friday.

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández declared Friday a national holiday to allow Argentines time to “express themselves in defence of life, democracy and in solidarity with the vice-president”.

Source: The Skuup