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Public dissent in Argentina: Protesters rally against Milei’s economic reforms

Buenos Aires, December 27, 2023, The Europe Today: Thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Wednesday in protest against an economic reform decree proposed by newly-elected Argentine President Javier Milei.

Protesters were led by labor unions, saying the decree is “unconstitutional.”

The plan is presented to Congress during an extraordinary session this week, at Milei’s request.

Protesters stood outside Argentina’s Justice Palace, where some civic groups filed a motion to have the controversial decree declared unconstitutional on Saturday. Some 8,000 people took part in the protest.

Protesters waved Argentine flags. Some carried placards which read: “The homeland is not for sale.”

“We do not question the legitimacy of President Milei, but we want him to respect the division of powers. Workers need to defend their rights when there is an unconstitutionality,” the AFP news agency quoted construction union leader Gerardo Martinez as saying at the march.