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Argentina: ‘Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo’ lead anti-Macri demonstration 01:52

Argentina: ‘Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo’ lead anti-Macri demonstration

Argentina, Buenos Aires
August 27, 2016 at 01:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 50,000 protesters marched alongside the ‘Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’ group during their annual ‘March of Resistance,’ in Buenos Aires, Thursday. This year’s protest was focused against Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s austerity policies. Demonstrators chanted “Peace, bread, land, housing and jobs, and held banners denouncing the Macri administration.

‘Mothers’ activist Mercedes Merono stated “This march today by workers is because the lack of work is a crime.”

Since gaining power in December 2015 Macri has instituted a policy of austerity and taken actions to devalue the peso resulting in inflation and job losses. Sunday's march is one of an ongoing series of protests against the economic situation and follows a letter sent by Pope Francis to the Argentine church, expressing his concern over the deteriorating economic situation in his home country.

The ‘Mothers’ have been holding "March of Resistance" almost every year since 1977 to decry the children that ‘disappeared’ the military dictatorship.

Argentina: ‘Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo’ lead anti-Macri demonstration 01:52
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Around 50,000 protesters marched alongside the ‘Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’ group during their annual ‘March of Resistance,’ in Buenos Aires, Thursday. This year’s protest was focused against Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s austerity policies. Demonstrators chanted “Peace, bread, land, housing and jobs, and held banners denouncing the Macri administration.

‘Mothers’ activist Mercedes Merono stated “This march today by workers is because the lack of work is a crime.”

Since gaining power in December 2015 Macri has instituted a policy of austerity and taken actions to devalue the peso resulting in inflation and job losses. Sunday's march is one of an ongoing series of protests against the economic situation and follows a letter sent by Pope Francis to the Argentine church, expressing his concern over the deteriorating economic situation in his home country.

The ‘Mothers’ have been holding "March of Resistance" almost every year since 1977 to decry the children that ‘disappeared’ the military dictatorship.

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