Argentine workers, led by trade unions, continue to protest against the radical austerity policies of the Milei government, refusing to give up their social rights.
Argentine workers back on the streets against economic policies
In the South American country of Argentina, hundreds of people gathered yesterday evening with the call of trade unions, reacting to the economic policies of the far-right President Javier Milei. During the protest, clashes broke out between police and demonstrators from time to time.
Crowds gathered in front of the Congress in the capital Buenos Aires, protesting against the "omnibus law" that the government is trying to enact.
The police encircled the area where the demonstrators were located and increased security measures around the Congress.
Unions, which argue that the government wants to eliminate strikes and workers' rights as part of austerity policies, say that workers will "absolutely" not negotiate their existing social rights and may deepen their protests.
The voting process of the omnibus law, which Milei's government calls the "Decree of Necessity and Urgency", continues in the House of Representatives.
In his previous statements, President Milei stated that the country was going through a "difficult" economic period and that radical decisions would be taken.
Emphasizing that he would persistently cut public expenditures, Milei stated that he would also reduce social support expenditures and privatize loss-making public institutions.