Argentina: Thousands rally against Macri's proposed tax reforms in Buenos Aires

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of central Buenos Aires to protest against new labour, tax and pension reforms proposed by Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Wednesday. The massive crowd gathered before the National Congress in the capital, where they held banners supporting «the retirees,» played music and listened to public speeches. General Secretary of the Argentine Workers... Еще' Centre (CTA) Hugo Yasky, General Secretary of the Argentine Workers' Central Union Pablo Micheli and Head of the Banking Association Sergio Palazzo addressed the reforms issue and demanded the General Confederation of Labour to take action in merit. Protest organisers estimated the numbers of demonstrators at more than 300,000. The new wave of protests comes following a press conference where Macri announced his plan of reforms before businessmen, trade unionists and government and opposition governors. Macri's coalition, 'Cambiemos' (Let's Change), swept the five most popular areas in mid-term elections on October 23, securing a stronger mandate to pass his reforms.

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