Argentina: Dozens of Mar del Plata waste pickers demand governmental support

Dozens of local waste pickers protested in Mar del Plata on Wednesday to demand government support after they lost their source of income. The workers have been denied access to the local landfill site in the Buenos Aires province on the Atlantic coast after due to COVID-19 measures. Protesters could be seen holding up banners and beating the drums, while police forces were deployed to the area... Еще of protest. Jose Martin Romero, a recycler said that there are «700 families» waiting for an answer that will allow the workers to return to their jobs. «We do not ask for charity, and we will never be on our knees, we will always be on our feet,» Romero added. «When a truck comes and unload, we tear the bags and take out copper, aluminium, plastic, cardboard... These are materials that pollute, these are polluting the planet, we do good, not harm, to the community,» Romero said. As of Thursday, Argentina reported nearly 9,300 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 403 related deaths, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
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