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Argentina: Hundreds protest British military exercises in UK-occupied 'Falklands'01:52

Argentina: Hundreds protest British military exercises in UK-occupied 'Falklands'

Argentina, Buenos Aires
October 20, 2016 at 20:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds gathered outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires, Thursday, to protest the military exercises being carried out by the British military in the Malvinas, also known as the Falkland Islands, as well as the strengthening of bilateral ties between the British government and the new Argentinian government.

The left-wing group, Quebracho, organised the demonstration in which protesters marched towards the Monument to the Fallen in Malvina with sticks, before proceeding towards the British Embassy to burn the British flag.

Bilateral relations between the Argentinian government of Mauricio Macri and the British government of Theresa May are said to be improving for the first time in 12 years. The two countries fought a short and bloody war in 1982 over the islands, when an Argentine reclaiming of the island was repelled by a British military expedition after 10 weeks.

Argentina: Hundreds protest British military exercises in UK-occupied 'Falklands'01:52
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Hundreds gathered outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires, Thursday, to protest the military exercises being carried out by the British military in the Malvinas, also known as the Falkland Islands, as well as the strengthening of bilateral ties between the British government and the new Argentinian government.

The left-wing group, Quebracho, organised the demonstration in which protesters marched towards the Monument to the Fallen in Malvina with sticks, before proceeding towards the British Embassy to burn the British flag.

Bilateral relations between the Argentinian government of Mauricio Macri and the British government of Theresa May are said to be improving for the first time in 12 years. The two countries fought a short and bloody war in 1982 over the islands, when an Argentine reclaiming of the island was repelled by a British military expedition after 10 weeks.

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