Cuts and chaos in traffic due to the march of picketers
Agents from the City of Buenos Aires divert traffic (Photo: Franco Fafasuli)
Because of the demonstration, agents from the City of Buenos Aires blocked traffic at the main intersections where the protest will take place this afternoon. These are the intersections of 9 de Julio and Corrientes avenues; 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo; and 9 de Julio and Avenida Belgrano. In addition, from noon, there is a total blackout in Lima and Moreno.
As part of the operation, vehicles and buses that circulate in the area were diverted to other adjacent streets, which complicates traffic in the City.
Starting at 12, the first columns of protesters began to arrive downtown in the area of the Obelisk and the Ministry of Social Development. Some of them did so from the Retiro Air Force plaza, where they began to move towards Libertador Avenue, heading south, while others began their movement along Diagonal Norte from Talcahuano between Tucumán and Lavalle.
CABA demanded that the Government avoid the picket announced for this Thursday
“The social organizations that intend to take the entire City of Buenos Aires hostage are financed by the National government: they have to end these extortion mechanisms now,” said Gustavo Coria, new Buenos Aires Minister of Security.
Gustavo Coria with Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Genoveva Ferrero during an event by the City Police.
In the run-up to the picket march that was announced for this Thursday in downtown Buenos Aires, the new Minister of Justice and Security of the City of Buenos Aires, Gustavo Coria, asked the Government “to take charge” of the protests and to call for a dialogue table with social organizations to avoid a new mobilization with camping.
The first groups begin to arrive at the Buenos Aires downtown
The first social organizations arrive at the march
After 12 noon, the first social organizations began to arrive near the Obelisk and will gather this Thursday afternoon to demand that the government increase social plans and more food for soup kitchens.
The protest is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., when picketers will march to Plaza de Mayo under the slogan “National day of struggle against adjustment and the right,” with which they will also demonstrate against the policies of Alberto’s administration. Fernandez.
However, despite the scheduled schedule, traffic agents and the Buenos Aires City Police are in the area of 9 de Julio Avenue early in the morning in order to organize the street closure operation.