Thousands of protesters closed the Federal Piquetera March in Plaza de Mayo

Various groups of protesters gathered in the morning near the Retiro, Miserere and Constitución railway stations to march towards downtown Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, it was agreed with the City that the 9 de Julio metrobus will not be blocked.

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Some 100,000 people led by social and political organizations that make up the national table of the Piquetera Unit, which are not aligned with the Government, are expected to be present.

The caravans with the protesters left last Tuesday from four points: NOA (La Quiaca, Jujuy; San Salvador; Salta; Tucumán; Catamarca; Santiago del Estero and La Rioja); NEA: (Chaco, Corrientes, Misiones, Formosa, Entre Ríos); Whose (San Luis, San Juan and Mendoza); Neuquén and Patagonia (Tierra del Fuego, Neuquén, Chubut, Santa Cruz, Río Negro).

In detail, the protest will end after the reading of a document in which “the adjustment measures applied by the government of Alberto Fernandez at the request of the International Monetary Fund” and there will be no campingas it was revealed.

Among the demands are the granting of positions of worked “genuine without job insecurity; for salary equivalent to the family basket and for an emergency increase so that no worker or retiree is below the poverty basket.

They also demand “an immediate increase in social programs and their opening to all who need them, and their universalization; comprehensive assistance to soup kitchens and access to decent housing, health and quality public education”.

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Ignatius Petunichi

The mobilization began last Tuesday, May 10, until this Thursday, May 12, with three consecutive days of marching. The central closing act will be when all the organizations converge in front of the Casa Rosada, the same day that the Indec will announce the inflation for the month of April, which is estimated to be around 5.5%.

The social organizations grouped in the Piquetera Unit maintain a conflict with the Government, as they are not aligned. About a month ago they made a camp in front of the Ministry of Social Development in downtown Buenos Aires, after days of cuts in streets and highways. After meeting with Minister Juan Zabaleta, spirits were lowered, although the tension remained latent, due to the demands of the claims.

According to what these entities adhering to leftist political parties reported, the days of the “federal march” will be held under the slogans “for work and decent wages”, and “against hunger and poverty”. This was reported in a joint press release, with the signatures of the Polo Obrero (PO), MTR Votamos Luchar, Cuba-MTR, Revolutionary Action Movement (MAR), May 29 Movement, the National Piquetero Bloc, the Arming Conscience Group , Teresa Rodríguez April 12 Movement, factions of the Rebel MTL and the Resistance Front and the William Cooke Center.

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