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Argentina: Police and teachers face off in protest denouncing Macri02:15

Argentina: Police and teachers face off in protest denouncing Macri

Argentina, Buenos Aires
March 2, 2017 at 00:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

About 2,000 security personnel attempted to contain a protest by Argentinian teachers in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, ahead of an address by President Mauricio Macri as he opened the latest session of Argentina's Congress.

The protest was triggered by Macri's government's plans to determine a ceiling on teachers' wages. Protesters lined the streets and chanted against Macri as his motorcade made its way from and to the Congress.

Tensions were high between protesters and the police, who barricaded the National Congress of Argentina building from angry protesters.

Argentina has witnessed waves of protests on the streets capital since Macri's government issued a series of cuts to public funds. Thousands have become unemployed as a result and inequality continues to grow.

Argentina: Police and teachers face off in protest denouncing Macri02:15
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About 2,000 security personnel attempted to contain a protest by Argentinian teachers in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, ahead of an address by President Mauricio Macri as he opened the latest session of Argentina's Congress.

The protest was triggered by Macri's government's plans to determine a ceiling on teachers' wages. Protesters lined the streets and chanted against Macri as his motorcade made its way from and to the Congress.

Tensions were high between protesters and the police, who barricaded the National Congress of Argentina building from angry protesters.

Argentina has witnessed waves of protests on the streets capital since Macri's government issued a series of cuts to public funds. Thousands have become unemployed as a result and inequality continues to grow.

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