Argentina: Mass anti-govt. rally hits Buenos Aires on Independence Day

Thousands of people observed Argentina's Independence Day in Buenos Aires on Monday by protesting against the government's economic policies, including the country's deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The demonstration took place in front of the Ministry of Social Development. Alongside Argentinian flags, protesters held anti-government banners and chanted slogans, criticising the... Еще President Mauricio Macri's recent $50 billion (€42.75) rescue package agreement with IMF. «Such barbarity, they are devastating Argentina,» said one of the protesters. «The independence, both economically and as a country, is currently at risk; this government is trying by all means to sell this country,» added another activist. The measures, designed to boost market confidence, have come under harsh criticism as many believe that they will harm workers and result in increased inflation.

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