Tuesday, December 18th 2012 - 22:37 UTC

Organized labour challenges Cristina Fernandez with a demonstration on Wednesday

Argentina’ so organized CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano, and CTA umbrella union leader Pablo Micheli confirmed on Tuesday a downtown march against the government of President Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday.

 Micheli and Moyano making the announcement

Both unionists explained the march is the result of the lack of responses from the government after the past November 20 national strike in which unions demanded better salary conditions, a restructure of the income tax floors and the reactivation of the national industry.

In company of Micheli and Moyano, was Argentine Agrarian Federation head Eduardo Buzzi who confirmed the presence of farmers for Wednesday’s rally.

“We call for a march since the national government has not listened to any of the people’s demands made on November 20. Furthermore, the very same President Cristina Fernández disqualified both of us and the claims we made”, said Micheli.

“The President called us thugs in what was a clear violent comment. We were only defending the workers' rights,” Micheli remarked.

Moyano also warned that any incident that takes place during the demonstration scheduled to take place at Plaza de Mayo “will be the responsibility of the National Government.”

“The National Government will be responsible for any incident that distorts these protests, that much is clear,” Moyano stated next to CTA’s Micheli.

The teamster also praised the fact that the opposition Radical party had decided to support the demonstration.

“We have the support of the Radical party, who joined us today through the organization of radical workers. We have also been supported by the Federal Peronism, from people in the Greater Buenos Aires areas who have decided to join us because they see this as an expression of the people,” he added.

At the same time, Micheli added that “they will make sure that no incident takes place so nothing can disturb what is expected to be a peaceful demonstration”.

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1 ptolemy (#) Dec 19th, 2012 - 12:45 am Report abuse
It's not entirely clear who all is going. I think I'll take a look myself.
2 yankeeboy (#) Dec 19th, 2012 - 12:55 am Report abuse
I hope the recently released La Campora associates are in attendance!
That could turn out to be quite the party!
3 andy65 (#) Dec 19th, 2012 - 01:46 am Report abuse
Go for it guys get rid of this evil woman
4 willi1 (#) Dec 19th, 2012 - 09:58 am Report abuse
thugs?? her own son is leader of the biggest thugs gang in arg: La Campaora!
again: in nazi times here they had the SA - Sturm-Abteilung (Storm unit). May be the grandsons of the german nazi refugees to argentine after 1945 are now brought into action.
5 yankeeboy (#) Dec 19th, 2012 - 01:45 pm Report abuse
I wonder how this will go with the gangs already fighting with sticks and stones in downtown BA?
I hope the rain doesn't keep too many people from participating.
6 ChrisR (#) Dec 19th, 2012 - 04:00 pm Report abuse
Don't you just love it when TMBOA opens her mouth?

Talk about a shit storm brewing.

Bet she doesn't learn though and is at it again on Thursday!
7 Optimus_Princeps (#) Dec 19th, 2012 - 04:01 pm Report abuse
Cristina has an endless capacity for saying something stupid after protests. “There are vultures here at home”, “some people want to bring back the military dictatorship”.

It's sad how many people are stupid enough to believe her.
8 ElaineB (#) Dec 19th, 2012 - 04:21 pm Report abuse
CFKC was spouting nonsense about 'the vultures' trying to turn the military against the government. Nope. No one need any outside influence to turn against her corrupt oligarchy. Her paranoia is at an all time high.
9 yankeeboy (#) Dec 19th, 2012 - 04:33 pm Report abuse
As the economy spins out of control so will Crissy.
10 Nostrolldamus The 3rd (#) Dec 20th, 2012 - 06:12 am Report abuse
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11 British_Kirchnerist (#) Dec 24th, 2012 - 06:46 pm Report abuse
Moyano is an opportunist scab

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