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Argentina: Thousands protest Macri's economic policies in Buenos Aires02:27

Argentina: Thousands protest Macri's economic policies in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Buenos Aires
November 10, 2016 at 22:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of Association of State Workers (ATE) members, as well as numerous other workers associations and unions, went on strike in Buenos Aires on Thursday, protesting against mass public-sector layoffs and the economic policies implemented by President Mauricio Macri’s government.

ATE members demanded that they are received by government officials to discuss their demands, while also announcing a nation-wide municipal strike on December 1.

Since gaining power in December 2015, Argentine President Macri has instituted a policy of austerity and taken actions to devalue the peso resulting in inflation and job losses. Thursday's march is one of an ongoing series of protests against the economic situation in Argentina. More than 150,000 workers lost their jobs from the beginning of 2016.

Argentina: Thousands protest Macri's economic policies in Buenos Aires02:27
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Thousands of Association of State Workers (ATE) members, as well as numerous other workers associations and unions, went on strike in Buenos Aires on Thursday, protesting against mass public-sector layoffs and the economic policies implemented by President Mauricio Macri’s government.

ATE members demanded that they are received by government officials to discuss their demands, while also announcing a nation-wide municipal strike on December 1.

Since gaining power in December 2015, Argentine President Macri has instituted a policy of austerity and taken actions to devalue the peso resulting in inflation and job losses. Thursday's march is one of an ongoing series of protests against the economic situation in Argentina. More than 150,000 workers lost their jobs from the beginning of 2016.

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