June 18, 2013
Pot-banging protests in northern areas of the City
Dozens of residents in the northern areas of the City joined in a pot-banging protest to condemn the National Government’s recent restrictions in the currency exchange market. People coordinated the protest through Facebook and Twitter, urging other citizens to take part in it.
Demonstrators also said they were against “corruption and insecurity.”
“We protest because we can’t buy dollars. Because we can’t do we want with our money,” a Palermo resident said while banging his pots at the intersection of Santa Fe Av. and Vidt.
The unusual protest began a few minutes before 9 pm and featured small groups of people who gathered in corners and balconies to bang their pottery.
More protests took place near the corners of Santa Fe Av. and Scalabrini Ortíz, Santa Fe Av. and Callao, Libertador Av. and Libertad and Peña and Coronel Díaz Av.
Residents in Belgrano and Nuñez were also protesting the dollar restrictions.
Most of the criticism targeted senator Aníbal Fernández who, despite recently stating that people had to stop saving in pesos and “forget about the dollar,” admitted on Thursday morning that he still saved in dollars “just because he felt like it.”