Argentine police confront anti-reform protesters

Jun 13, 2024 - 13:55
Argentine police confront anti-reform protesters

Hundreds of riot police in Argentina have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse angry protesters in the country's capital, Buenos Aires.Hundreds of citizens in Buenos Aires flocked to the streets to protest the proposed economic reforms announced by the country's government. Several cars were set on fire by angry protesters as the public protest turned violent.

The excitement has occurred when the country's parliamentarians are debating the proposals for major economic reforms presented by President Javier Milei. Among the proposals are to abolish several government departments, to privatize dozens of public organizations, including the national airline, and to reduce pensioners' benefits along with relaxing the conditions that provide protection to employed people.

President Javier Miley of Argentina


Left-wing politicians and labor unions in Argentina strongly oppose the reform, saying that it will set the nation back. However, President Milei's administration insists that these reforms are necessary to revive Argentina's struggling economy.The government's insistence has made Argentina witness protests and violence, especially in the capital, where protesters insist that they will continue to protest until their demands are heard.