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Argentina: Thousands gather for anti-austerity march in Buenos Aires

3 23.08.2019 Инфо

W/S Anti-austerity protest in Buenos Aires, Argentina
M/S Protesters marching
W/S Protesters with flags
W/S Protesters with flags
W/S Protest
W/S Workers Party activists
W/S Protesters with flags
M/S Protesters
W/S Banner reading, "Enough with minimum poverty wages" (Spanish)
W/S Protesters with flags
M/S Protesters with flags
W/S Workers Party activists
W/S Hot dog stand along the protest route
W/S Protest
W/S Protest
M/S Protest
W/S Protest
W/S Protest
SOT, Eduardo Belliboni, Polo Worker (Spanish): "Partners, today there have been protests since noon on July 9. There was gathering at the Obelisco. There were mobilizations in 17 provinces with roadblocks and blocked bridges, and all the other demonstrations that took place throughout the country to demand a 36-hour strike to defeat the adjustment."
W/S Protest
SOT, Claudio Delle Carbonara, Trade Union Leader (Spanish): "We continue, as today here, with this massive mobilization in the streets, fighting and demanding a national strike of 36 hours, as a show of the strength we have, that they are trying to prevent from expressing itself in the streets, to have an alternative from the workers and for the workers."
M/S Protest
SOT, Ruben Sobrero, Union Leader (Spanish): "Because we say "enough" to all this repressive policy that we had to suffer today when we left the Obelisco with colleagues who were assaulted for going out to claim wages. Because we say "enough," we want money for health and education. The people come first, then there is the International Monetary Fund and that is why we are here, because we want to change this government's order of priorities."
W/S Banner reading, "Stop the adjustment, no to the layoffs" (Spanish)
SCRIPT
Thousands of Labour Union supporters and other left-wing groups gathered in the streets of Buenos Aires on Thursday to march against austerity measures and the ongoing economic malaise in Argentina.
"We want money for health and education. The people come first, then there is the International Monetary Fund and that is why we are here, because we want to change this government's order of priorities," said union leader Ruben Sobrero.
Footage shows protesters carrying flags and banners against the structural adjustment implemented by the government as part of a 2018 deal with the International Monetary Fund.
The Argentine economy has faced renewed troubles since President Mauricio Macri was defeated by opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez in the primary elections. The result sent shockwaves through the economy, with the Argentine Peso plummeting against the US Dollar.