The protests were carried out with partial cuts in the Pueyrredón, La Noria and Saavedra bridges, as well as in the Buenos Aires-La Plata highway, and in the Riccheri.  Photo: Leo Vaca

The protests were carried out with partial cuts in the Pueyrredn, La Noria and Saavedra bridges, as well as in the Buenos Aires-La Plata highway, and in the Riccheri. Photo: Leo Vaca

Leaders and militants of leftist piqueteros organizations held a day of protest on Thursday with cuts in avenues and accesses to the City of Buenos Aires, in the Obelisk area and other parts of the country, in claiming “genuine work” and food assistance to community kitchens, among other demands.

The so-called “national picket day” was attended by the Polo Obrero, the MTR Votamos Luchar, the MIJD, the May 29 Movement, the Bloque Piquetero Nacional, the MTL Rebelde, the CUBA-MTR and the Resistance Front, among other organizations. .

The protests were carried out with partial cuts in traffic on the Pueyrredn, La Noria and Saavedra bridges, as well as on the Buenos Aires-La Plata highway, and on the Riccheri.

In the port center, The organizations mobilized to the Obelisco area and to other points on 9 de Julio Avenue, according to a joint statement.

In downtown Buenos Aires, the organizations mobilized to the Obelisco area and to other points on 9 de Julio Avenue, Photo: Leo Vaca

In the porteo center, the organizations mobilized to the Obelisco area and to other points on 9 de Julio Avenue, Photo: Leo Vaca

The main complaints were concentrated in the demand for employment, housing and food, and in the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the debt.

In this sense, they underscored the demand for “genuine work in public works and in the construction of houses; no salary below the poverty line; comprehensive assistance to canteens, with variety and quality of food; and a universal opening of social programs“.

Sources from the Barrios de Pie Movement informed Tlam that the cuts in the accesses and the protests were lifted at 4:00 p.m.

The main complaints were concentrated in the demand for employment, housing and food, and in the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the debt.  Photo: Leo Vaca

The main complaints were concentrated in the demand for employment, housing and food, and in the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the debt. Photo: Leo Vaca

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