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Argentina: Thousands march against Macri in Buenos Aires02:23

Argentina: Thousands march against Macri in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Buenos Aires
March 31, 2017 at 01:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands flooded Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on Thursday, in a protest organised by Argentina's largest union CGT. The union announced that a one-day general strike will take place on April 6.

Protesters, who ranged from striking union members from CGT (General Confederation of Labour) to supporters of peronist organistions La Campora and Movimiento Villero, marched through the city from Avenida Presidente Julio Argentino Roca to Plaza de Mayo.

The CGT called for a general strike to stand up against skyrocketing consumer prices, shrinking subsidies, and job cuts.

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. More than 150,000 workers lost their jobs from the beginning of 2016.

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Thousands flooded Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on Thursday, in a protest organised by Argentina's largest union CGT. The union announced that a one-day general strike will take place on April 6.

Protesters, who ranged from striking union members from CGT (General Confederation of Labour) to supporters of peronist organistions La Campora and Movimiento Villero, marched through the city from Avenida Presidente Julio Argentino Roca to Plaza de Mayo.

The CGT called for a general strike to stand up against skyrocketing consumer prices, shrinking subsidies, and job cuts.

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. More than 150,000 workers lost their jobs from the beginning of 2016.

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