Argentina: Mass demonstration greets G20 gathering in Buenos Aires

Protesters took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday to protest against a deal between Argentina and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as the Argentina Meeting of Group of 20 (G20) finance ministers kicked off in the city. Protesters held banners and burned a US flag to demonstrate against the adjustment policies of the current Argentine government and to call for a default on the... Еще country's debt. «This agreement with the monetary fund will only bring more hunger and misery for our people,» one protester, Graciela Desesaris, said. The demonstration, following one the previous day against the arrival of IMF head Christine Lagarde, saw the deployment of a large number of police and security forces. The rally targeted a deal signed between the IMF and Argentina back in May which secured a $50 billion credit line for the financially-troubled South American country; the deal was faced by backlash by many who view the international organisation as responsible for the country's economic crisis 17 years ago.

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