Sun Mar 1, 2015 11:56PM
Supporters of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner gather in front of the Congress in Buenos Aires on March 1, 2015. © AFP
Supporters of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner gather in front of the Congress in Buenos Aires on March 1, 2015. © AFP
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Argentineans have staged a rally to express solidarity with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who was recently cleared of cover-up charges in relation to the 1994 AMIA case.

Tens of thousands of Kirchner's supporters flocked into the streets around the Congress in the capital Buenos Aires on Sunday to show their support for the president.

The protesters were holding banners bearing slogans such as "Cristina is the people."

The march came three days after Federal Judge Daniel Rafecas dismissed the case against Kirchner, in which she was accused of attempting to cover up the role claimed to have been played by Iran in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center.

The case was brought by Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in the bathroom of his Buenos Aires apartment in January.

Nisman’s death came hours before he was to testify in a congressional hearing about the AMIA attack. The initial police report said Nisman had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

In a three-hour speech before the opening session of the Congress, Kirchner described the allegations brought against her as a "shame for all Argentines."

She also noted that the prosecutor had praised her speeches to the United Nations over the bombing.

In July 1994, a car bomb exploded at the building of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, also known as AMIA, in Buenos Aires. Eighty-five people died and some 300 were injured. 

The Israeli regime accuses Tehran of masterminding the terrorist attack. The Islamic Republic of Iran has strongly denied any involvement in the incident.

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