May 24, 2013
Traffic chaos after massive CTA march
Over a hundred protests and roadblocks staged in Buenos Aires City and across the country amid a 24-hour strike held by workers who claimed better wages.
The demonstrations were called by the Argentine Workers Union (CTA) and caused major traffic chaos throughout Buenos Aires City and other cities.
Protesters had set roadblocks in western, northern and southern accesses to the city downtown and at Saavedra and Pueyrredón bridges, General Paz, Ezeiza-Cañuela highway, and Constituyentes avenues, Panamerican highway, Ricchieri motorway and the intersection of routes 5 and 7.
Roadblocks were set in 9 de Julio avenue, the crossroads of Paseo Colón and Belgrano and Entre Ríos Avenue with Pavón. Córdoba Avenue and street intersections Av. Carlos Pellegrini with Corrientes and De Mayo avenue with Perú were also interrupted by demonstrators.
The protesters lead by Pablo Micheli along with political organizations later marched towards Plaza de Mayo, were they held a rally.
Strong police presence was set in the attempt to prevent protesters from blocking the roads.
Strikes, protests and road blocks were also reported in Santa Fe, Córdoba, Mendoza and Entre Ríos provinces.