Clashes between police and protesters near Argentine Congress

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News Team

Protests erupted around Congress in Buenos Aires as various organizations gathered to debate the ‘omnibus law’, a major project of the Argentine government. The protests led to clashes with the police, resulting in the use of tear gas and pepper spray. It is unclear if anyone was injured in the incidents.

The protests continued throughout the day, with social, civil, and union organizations gathering in the area. However, tensions rose when some protesters attempted to invade the road, which is prohibited under the current security protocol. This led to a strong response from the federal forces deployed around the National Congress.

Despite the efforts of the police to contain the situation, thousands of people gathered in the square and attempted to cut off traffic, in violation of the security protocol implemented by the Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich.

Hundreds of agents from national security forces were deployed to the area to contain the protesters. Left-wing deputies also showed solidarity with the protesters, expressing concern over the security operation and the escalation of tensions.

The clashes between the protesters and the police led to a public altercation, with some provocations directed at the troops. The federal forces prevented the advance of the protesters, who continued to gather in the Plaza del Congreso.

The situation remains tense as the debate on the ‘omnibus law’ continues. The protests have drawn attention to the concerns and frustrations of various sectors of Argentine society. The clashes with the police have raised questions about the government’s handling of the situation and the use of security forces to contain protests.

Overall, the protests around Congress have highlighted the deep divisions and tensions within Argentine society, as well as the challenges facing the government in addressing these issues. It remains to be seen how the situation will evolve and what impact it will have on the ongoing debate on the ‘omnibus law’.

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