On the third day of debate, leftist organizations march again this afternoon towards Congress in rejection of the Omnibus Law presented by the ruling party.
In a statement, the CTA had called for mobilization from the intersections of Hipólito Yrigoyen and Sáenz Peña streets to protest against the Omnibus Law, the DNU and the delegated powers. The march began around 5 p.m.
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Likewise, a “honk against the Omnibus Law” is expected at 6:00 p.m. that will depart from Avenida de Mayo and Perú. Given this situation, Congress is once again fenced off and a deployment of police forces is expected for the day.
On the third day of debate, leftist organizations will march again against the Omnibus Law. (Photo: TN / Agustina Ribo).
The police have orders to keep the streets clear and for the demonstration to remain on the sidewalk, and thus comply with the anti-picketing protocol. Before 6 p.m., police officers created a perimeter with officers around Congress Plaza. They set up a police cordon to prevent those attending the march from going down to the asphalt.
The expectation is on what may happen once the vote in the Chamber of Deputies ends, in which the ruling party would have the votes for the general vote on the project.
On Thursday there were moments of maximum tension with clashes between protesters and the police, even with the participation of some opposition deputies who left the premises in the middle of the session.
In this sense, the Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich, announced that the force operation will continue throughout the afternoon. “We are experiencing the permanent attempt to exceed the limit of what is permitted to continue advancing in taking over the streets on a daily basis. We are not going to allow that in any way,” she assured.
In a press conference, the minister also said that Argentina “needs a cultural change.” “We are going to establish order, what is necessary so that Congress meets and the streets are not taken, so that there is coexistence of rights,” she added.
The Government warned that it will not allow the protests to stop the debate in Congress
On Thursday, left-wing picketing organizations took to the streets to demonstrate against the bill, while deputies debated on the premises, and clashes occurred with federal forces. Due to the riots, there were several detainees and injured gendarmerie personnel.
In this regard, the presidential spokesperson, Manuel Adorni, highlighted “the titanic task” of the security forces in the Plaza Congreso operation, while the Omnibus Law was being debated on the premises.
In addition, he reported that there were eight detainees for the incidents, and stated that whoever “violates the law will be punished,” during his usual press conference that he gives at the Casa Rosada.
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“We are not willing for a group of violent people to try to avoid a legislative debate. “This Government was not elected to keep everyone happy, but for the Argentines who want a better country, who fortunately are the majority,” said the spokesperson.
Then, Adorni assured that the Government “is willing to end the intermediation of social plans” and the assistance that soup kitchens receive. “They are all being audited,” she said, adding: “The entire social situation is being monitored all the time. This will always be within the framework of legality and the terms that the Ministry of Human Capital establishes for each case.”