People are taking to the streets of the City in protest, again.
Be ready for huge traffic jams along Callao and Corrientes avenues, right smack in the middle of the City. Protests started around 8 a.m. Others began around 11 a.m. at Puente Pueyrredón, where protesters have staged a partial blockade. At the time this article was being written, they had opened one lane for vehicles to circulate.
What’s the fuss about? Protesters are hoping the move will help the Social Emergency Law to get fully implemented. This law was debated back in December of 2016 and was supposedly going to be put into place by the start of 2017, but many of the provisions within the law have yet to materialize.
“Numerous social organizations have mobilized throughout the country Tuesday [January] 31st to demand a response from the Ministry of Social Development,” Frente Popular Darío Santullánlos, one of the organizers of the protest, posted on Facebook.
— Francisco Farina (@panchofarina) January 31, 2017