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Argentina: Demonstrators break into Misiones' provincial legislature

Friday, May 24th 2024 - 10:58 UTC
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Reporters covering the incident also needed medical attention for irritated eyes after the police pepper-sprayed the protesters Reporters covering the incident also needed medical attention for irritated eyes after the police pepper-sprayed the protesters

Protesting teachers in the Argentine city of Posadas tried to break into Misiones' provincial legislators Thursday but were dispersed and pepper-sprayed by the police. Reporters covering the incidents also needed medical attention for irritated eyes.

The demonstrators had previously got through a series of security fences. Lawmakers Horacio Loreiro (PRO) and Ariel Pianesi (UCR) sought to appease the angry protesters but were strongly rebuked and insulted. Some teachers had blocked several highways on Tuesday to exert further pressure on Governor Hugo Passalacqua and his cabinet amid overlapping demonstrations.

After 8 pm when the legislative session ended, protesters went to Passalacqua's residence nearby and insisted on their demands but left two hours later with no further clashes. Although some incidents were reported, the police had withdrawn from the area to avoid any further confrontations.

The demonstrators vindicated their salary claims and refused an understanding between local authorities and unions whereby increases would not compensate the purchasing power lost to inflation. They pledged to keep up “the plan of struggle for a salary increase according to the current cost of living.”

The teachers from all over the province were joined by healthcare workers who convened in Posadas this week. “We are joining the teachers because we also deserve a salary in accordance with this context,” one of their leaders was quoted as saying by El Territorio.

See also: Argentine province of Misiones on the brink of collapse over inflation-dwindled wages

Categories: Politics, Argentina.
Tags: Misiones.

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  • imoyaro

    That's Kirchnerite “education” for you. Lead by example!

    May 24th, 2024 - 07:07 pm 0
  • Pugol-H

    And things have to get worse before they can get better, if they are ever to balance the books and be normal.

    Unless of course they have 10 years of ‘bumper harvests of soybeans and corn’ and a massive increase in Lithium exports, oh and record high world commodity prices.

    With the money not getting ‘syphoned off’ somewhere.

    May 27th, 2024 - 03:10 pm 0
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