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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:57 AM

Thousands protest against government in Argentina

Tens of thousands of Argentinians vented their anger towards President Cristina Kirchner and her government on Thursday, taking to the streets to protest in city's across the country. Protesters called for Kirchner to step down.

Angry over inflation, crime and corruption, people of all ages jammed the capital’s streets for nearly four hours to protest against President Cristina Fernandez in Argentina’s biggest anti-government demonstration in years.
In a Thursday night march organized on social media, demonstrators filled the Plaza de Mayo in front of the pink presidential palace and also crowded into the square around the city’s iconic obelisk chanting: “We’re not afraid.”

Protesters kept it peaceful, and the outpouring had the air of a family affair. Toddlers in strollers and grandparents in wheelchairs joined in the masses that marched through downtown Buenos Aires until nearly midnight.


Fernandez’s critics are angry over the country’s high inflation, violent crime and high-profile corruption, and many worry that the president will try to hold onto power by ending constitutional term limits.


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