Politics

Argentines remember popular revolt

Members of leftist political groups marched in Buenos Aires yesterday to mark the 10-year anniversary of a popular revolt that toppled the Argentine government.

The protesters converged on the Plaza de Mayo, the traditional center of protest in the capital, carrying placards demanding justice for the 38 people who died during the violence, reported AFP.

Ten years ago, in the midst of a massive economic crisis, the government of Fernando de la Rua imposed a number of austerity measures including wage cuts.

Street rioting and looting broke out on Dec. 19 and 20, 2001, and the police responded harshly. At least 38 people were killed and 500 wounded.

De la Rue resigned on Dec. 20.

Photos: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images

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