Argentines Take to the Streets in Demand for Bread and Work

The social movements andtrade unionistsin the General Labor Federation and the Central Federation of Argentine Workers also spoked to rural producers and stopped before the Congress of the Nation to hand over the signatures demanding the passing of the Law

By: Juventud Rebelde

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2017-08-08 | 15:15:50 EST
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BUENOS AIRES.- Under the motto "Bread, peace, earth, roof and jobs", about 200 000 people, according to estimates by Page 12, came togetherin the Argentine capital in demand of the immediate sanction of the Sanitary Emergency Law thisMonday.

Social, political and union organizations marched from the sanctuary of Liniers, where the traditional religious celebration of San Cayetano was held, to Plaza de Mayo, to perform there the central event of the demonstration.

The social movements and trade unionists in the General Labor Federation and the Central Federation of Argentine Workers also spoked to rural producers and stopped before the Congress of the Nation to hand over the signatures demanding the passing of the Law.

"We’ll be thousands in Plaza de Mayo asking for a change in economic policy and for the full implementation of the Social Emergency. And that the Food Emergencybe pushed forward, "said Daniel Menéndez, leader of Barrios de Pie.

Meanwhile, Juan Carlos Alderete, fromCorriente Clasista y Combativa, said that "we can not wait until the end of the elections. The dining halls are juggling to provide the food. The situation in the neighborhoods is regrettable, the drug is a terrible scourge for families and there are no places to assist themfor free.”

In addition, different areas of Buenos Aires and Bariloche saw peaceful and humanitarian marches for the appearance of Santiago Maldonadoalive. This young man was arrested last August 1st during the repression of a Mapuche demonstration and isconsidered bythe media as the first forced disappearance ofMauricio Macri’sGovernment.

"I've been waiting for my brother to appear for six days and he's gone," Germán Maldonado said as he called for the march. "He disappeared by forced in a democracy," he said, adding that the family has not received any information so far from any official.

Translated by ESTI

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