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Argentina: Anti-government workers protest hits Buenos Aires

Argentina, Buenos Aires
September 10, 2019 at 19:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Union members and state workers held a day of protest against the government, in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, amid the economic recession afflicting Argentina.

Demonstrators took to the streets to show their opposition to Argentine President Mauricio Macri's administration and his economic measures. Similar protests reportedly took place elsewhere in Argentina.

The unions’ demands include the implementation of a national food emergency scheme, the recovery of salaries and the reinstatement of dismissed state employees, among other measures.

"Argentina is going through a very big economic crisis that mainly affects the lower classes, so we don't have the resources to feed ourselves every day, the kids have to choose if they have breakfast or dinner, if they don't go to a [communal] canteen they don't eat," said Alejandra Taobada, a demonstrator.

Argentina has been experiencing an inflationary wave that has affected the most vulnerable sectors of society.

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Union members and state workers held a day of protest against the government, in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, amid the economic recession afflicting Argentina.

Demonstrators took to the streets to show their opposition to Argentine President Mauricio Macri's administration and his economic measures. Similar protests reportedly took place elsewhere in Argentina.

The unions’ demands include the implementation of a national food emergency scheme, the recovery of salaries and the reinstatement of dismissed state employees, among other measures.

"Argentina is going through a very big economic crisis that mainly affects the lower classes, so we don't have the resources to feed ourselves every day, the kids have to choose if they have breakfast or dinner, if they don't go to a [communal] canteen they don't eat," said Alejandra Taobada, a demonstrator.

Argentina has been experiencing an inflationary wave that has affected the most vulnerable sectors of society.

W/S Demonstration against the government, Buenos Aires

M/S Protesters with green smoke cans

M/S Firecrackers, demonstration in the background

M/S Protest

SOT, Alejandra Taboada, demonstrator (Spanish): "Argentina is going through a very big economic crisis that mainly affects the lower classes, we don't have the resources to feed ourselves every day, the kids have to choose if they eat breakfast or dinner, if they don’t go to a [communal] canteen they won’t eat."

M/S Demonstrators holding banners

SOT, Alejandra Taboada, demonstrator (Spanish): "We now need President Macri to think about the poor as well, not only the middle class, but also about the class that is currently in need.”

M/S Demonstrators holding banners

SOT, Ruben Cardozo, demonstrator (Spanish): "Today we find ourselves in a situation in which we don’t make ends meet, the workers don’t make ends meet, and that's why it hurts those of us who are working ‘in the black,’ it's just my case that I've been working ‘in the black’ for a long time, that is to say informally, and for us the situation is just much more complicated because we´re not able to get a more dignified job."

W/S Demonstration, Buenos Aires

M/S Posters with Macri's face and text (Spanish): ‘Larrieta is Macri’

M/S Demonstrators playing drums

M/S Demonstrators dancing

M/S Demonstrators holding banners

M/S Demonstration

C/U Police officer

M/S Police officers accompanying the demonstration

M/S Police officers accompanying the demonstration

W/S Police officers and demonstrators crossing the street

M/S Traffic blocked by manifestation

W/S Demonstration

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