by Beatrice Murch, Lauren White and Madeline Decker, 04 June 2012.
Friday night, 1st June 2012 , the middle and upper classes of Buenos Aires protested the government by banging on pots and pans (Cacerolazo). They are unhappy with the restrictions on buying dollars as the confidence in the Argentine peso wains. They are unhappy with the state of insecurity in general, the inflation making everyday life more and more expensive and the general corruption seen in Argentine government. Photographers Beatrice Murch, Lauren White and Madeleine Decker got some of the action from last Friday’s outburst. The march started at the intersection of Santa Fe and Callao and went up Santa Fe to Colonal Diaz, then to Las Heras and then to Callao and finally back to Santa Fe taking roughly three hours to complete the circuit. The next event is scheduled for 6.30pm on Thursday 7th June at Plaza de Mayo. This one could prove problematic as government supporters are planning a counter protest at the same time and place.
Making Noise (Photos: Madeleine Decker)
Two young women hold up signs showing their displeasure at the current administration. (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
Young men beat drums at the intersection of Santa Fe and Colonial Diaz and a woman holds up her battered casserole dish she will later proudly display in her living room. (Photos: Beatrice Murch)
People join in on the Cacerolazo protest form their balconies in Recoleta (Photo: Lauren White)
Signs of protest. (Photos: Madeleine Decker)
This man beat his pot so hard, his spoon broke. (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
A rich man bangs the pole along Avenida Las Heras (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
A young man wears an Anti Kirchner t-shirt during the protest. (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
Blue lights from a police car shine on a man watching the protest on Colonial Diaz. (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
A woman bangs her pot from the sun roof of her Mercedes Benz while her husband honks his horn in support of the Cacerolazo. (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
A young girl sports an Anti Kirchner crown as she bangs her pot and rides her father's shoulders. (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
The Cacerolazo comes to a close at the intersection of Santa Fe and Callao returning to its starting point three hours later at 1 AM. (Photo: Beatrice Murch)