Two separate protests today have brought disruption to commuters in Buenos Aires.
The first, organised by staff of Emprendimientos Ferroviarios SA (EmFer), cuts off the road at Avenida Rivadavia and Reconquista, as well as at Avenida General Paz and Constituyentes.
EmFer, which belongs to the Cirigliano Group, is protesting the loss of the company’s service contracts on the Sarmiento and Mitre lines following the February train accident in Once in which 51 people died. The workers are demonstrating to defend the stability of their jobs.
The second protest is led by veterans of the Malvinas/Falklands War, which came to an end 30 years ago today. The veterans have also mobilised at Avenida Rivadavia, from Plaza Miserere to Congreso.
A final group has blocked off several lanes of Avenida Maipu, on the side of Vicente Lopez at the Saavedra Bridge.