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Tens of thousands of people in Buenos Aires protest against gov’t policies in education


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Buenos Aires: Tens of thousands of students and teachers have gathered in the centre of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, to protest against the government’s policies in education, a Sputnik correspondent has reported.

Protesters went to the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday to oppose cuts in spending for the development of universities and demand that the government keep education free.

Thousands of people gathered in front of the presidential palace while trying to fit in the square and nearby streets and choose lawns and sidewalks that were not flooded after the rain the day before.

The presidential palace was surrounded by iron shields, with the police standing in lines behind them. The police’s special equipment was on duty nearby. The atmosphere outside the palace was calm, with protesters playing music, dancing, and eating hot dogs while frying sausages right on the spot.

Nearby streets leading to the palace were closed to traffic. A crowd of protesters moved along them from the Congress building, which is a 15-minute walk away.

Such protest actions also took place in other cities across Argentina.

An Argentine broadcaster reported, citing the University of Buenos Aires, the largest public university in the capital, that some 500,000 students and teachers took to the square in front of the presidential palace to participate in the protest.

Argentine President Javier Milei discredited demonstrators by liking a post on X that read, “This is a political march of thieves, corrupt people, and lazy people,” an Argentine broadcaster reported.

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