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AlphaCentauri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 11:12 PM
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Commuters set fire to Argentine trains
Source: Herald Sun

COMMUTERS infuriated by train delays have set fire to at least 11 cars on a rail line linking Buenos Aires to its populous western suburbs, televised images showed.
The chain of fires began during the morning rush hour at the suburban Haedo station, 16 kilometres west of Buenos Aires, and quickly spread to the neighbouring Ramos Mejia and Ciudadela stations.

Commuters reacted angrily after service was suspended following a derailment near a station in the city.

But Justice Minister Juan Pablo Schiavi said the privately owned operator, Trenes de Buenos Aires, had lodged a complaint of "sabotage."



Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/commuter...



Aha, see what happen when you don't have a facist goverment
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 11:33 PM
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1. People think burning trains makes them run faster. The trains shoulda run away to save themselves.
:rofl:
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Muskypundit Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 12:42 AM
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2. Thats one way to make the trains run on time?
Maybe its an argentinian thing.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 01:58 AM
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4. Maybe it's an insurance company thing! That'll teach those slow locomotives. Welcome to DU.
Edited on Tue May-03-11 02:00 AM by freshwest
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 01:12 AM
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3. That was my train station. And the trains were always late 20 years ago.
Some things never change.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 02:00 AM
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5. Could be the same train cars, too. At this rate, they'll never get to work...
Edited on Tue May-03-11 02:01 AM by freshwest
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 09:29 AM
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8. At least they weren't on fire
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 03:25 AM
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6. photos from Buenos Aires media





Looks like it was an orchestrated attack. Three surveillance cameras at three stations were smashed, the train cars were torched using some kind of flammable liquids (passengers normally do not board trains with gasoline).

Speculation includes that it may be a labor union dispute with the operator of the railway.



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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 09:27 AM
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7. Insurance is my guess. nt
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 11:57 AM
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9. Makes sense to me. The train is late. So I will set fire to it when it does finally come.
Okay that is actually kind of stupid.
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