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Argentina: Protesters call on politicians to back food emergency law

1 19.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters at Plaza del Congreso square, Buenos Aires
W/S Protesters holding signs and banners
W/S Protesters holding signs and banners
W/S Banners
W/S Protesters holding signs and banners
M/S Sign and protester on top of lamppost
W/S Protesters holding signs and banners
M/S Protesters holding signs
W/S Protesters holding signs and banners
W/S Protesters holding signs and banners
SOT, Yesca Cabrera, protester (Spanish): "There are a lot of underweight kids and other overweight kid, being overweight brings obesity, a lot of illnesses. It's not because they eat a lot, it's because they do not eat well, they eat a lot of flour, a lot of stew, that's what they are eating."
C/U Sign
C/U Children at protest
SOT, Yesca Cabrera, protester (Spanish): "The government should lower [the prices] not only for flour but good food, they should bring fruit, they should bring meat, because a salary no longer reaches a family's needs, it is not enough. There is so little that is being earned, even if you work hard, salaries are low."
C/U Protester playing drums
M/S Protesters playing music
C/U Protesters holding signs
SOT, Facundo Lastra, protester (Spanish): "We see a lot of families which are not doing well, many boys who go to the dining room and live poorly, go barefoot with this cold, and things do not get any better. We do not see any change of the situation, we don't see any improvement."
W/S Protesters holding signs and banners
W/S Protesters holding signs and banners
W/S Protesters holding signs and banners
W/S Protesters holding signs and banners
SCRIPT
Thousands of protesters congregated in Buenos Aires's Congress Square on Thursday, as the law to implement a food emergency scheme was being discussed in the Senate.
Demonstrators brought banners, signs and flags, while chanting and playing the drums. The march was organised by various social movements.
The emergency food bill, which was passed by legislators in the Congress, still requires approval by the Senate. If passed, it would increase resources to food assistance programs by 50 per cent.
Argentina is currently facing its highest inflation rate since 1991, with the most vulnerable sectors of society expected to bear the brunt of the price rises.