Thousands from Argentina’s main unions protest economic policies in Buenos Aires
- Demonstrators took to the streets to protest currency devaluation, inflation, and massive layoffs stemming from new President Mauricio Macri’s economic policies.
- Union leaders delivered speeches accusing the government of shifting the burden of economic stabilization onto workers and demanding measures to protect job security.
- The mass demonstration took place ahead of International Workers’ Day, with leaders threatening to strike if the government ignored their concerns.
“All five umbrella unions hold massive demonstration against Macri’s policies” (Buenos Aires Herald)
“En un multitudinario acto, las centrales obreras reclamaron por los despedidos, inflación y Ganancias” (La Nación, in Spanish)
“Argentine unions flex muscle in anti-government street protest” (Reuters)
(Image Credit: via La Nación)