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Protesters rally against coronavirus measures in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Buenos Aires

Ruptly is live from Buenos Aires on Monday, August 17, as protesters sceptical of the need for strict coronavirus measures are gathering for a rally​ near the capital’s Obelisk.

The protesters aim to show their opposition to the prolonged coronavirus quarantine put in place by President Alberto Fernandez to curb the spread of the disease.

They also oppose plans for government reforms aimed at bolstering the independence of the judicial branch. Opponents say it would help former president and current Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner avoid the consequences of corruption allegations made against her, reportedly because one of her lawyers is on the commission advising the government on the reforms.

As of Wednesday, Argentina had recorded more than 261,000 cases of COVID-19, and 5,004 deaths related to the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Date of startAugust 17, 2020
Time of start18:54
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Ruptly is live from Buenos Aires on Monday, August 17, as protesters sceptical of the need for strict coronavirus measures are gathering for a rally​ near the capital’s Obelisk. The protesters aim to show their opposition to the prolonged coronavirus quarantine put in place by President Alberto Fernandez to curb the spread of the disease. They also oppose plans for government reforms aimed at bolstering the independence of the judicial branch. Opponents say it would help former president and current Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner avoid the consequences of corruption allegations made against her, reportedly because one of her lawyers is on the commission advising the government on the reforms. As of Wednesday, Argentina had recorded more than 261,000 cases of COVID-19, and 5,004 deaths related to the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.