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Blocks, pepper gas and tension in the eviction of a cut in Corrientes and Callao – 02/28/2019



FEMSA workers' protest, the historic Coca Cola bottler, dumped on Thursday in blows, push and tension With the police, when the troops tried to evacuate the court in Corrientes Avenue at the height of Callao, in the center of Buenos Aires.

The protest had begun at 7 with a cut of workers laid off from the plant New Pompeii bottling machine.

A group of troops first opened a lane and then released Corrientes by displacing the protesters to Callao. There were blows, spikes and pepper gas.

The Buenos Aires Governor, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, said the police "ordered and controlled" the protesters, who had cut "two lanes." "We can not allow if they are 20 cut the street", he indicated in statements to the channel A24.

FEMSA workers' protest, the historic bottler of Coca-Cola, dumped on Thursday in coups, shocks and tension with the police. / Alfredo Martínez

FEMSA workers' protest, the historic bottler of Coca-Cola, dumped on Thursday in coups, shocks and tension with the police. / Alfredo Martínez

In turn, he acknowledged that "in the demonstration there were a lot of people" but remarked that "Corrientes and Callao today are not cut every day as it happened before."

On the other hand, Diego Santilli, the deputy chief of government and the Minister of City Security, assured Thirteen that the Police "have to act" and that "we have to balance the constitutional rights that exist: manifest and circulate".

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, said the police "ordered and controlled" the protesters, who had cut "two lanes." / Alfredo Martínez

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, said the police "ordered and controlled" the protesters, who had cut "two lanes." / Alfredo Martínez

In a statement, the workers reported that on Wednesday FEMSA made about 20 layoffs. For that reason, they had decided to concentrate today in Corrientes and Callao, for later march to the Ministry of Labor, Where the protest continues.

The Coca Cola bottling plant is one of 21 companies that, in 2019, requested a Preventive Crisis Procedure (PPC) to the Ministry of Production.


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