March 8, 2014
Protesters block 17 City access points, demand ‘villa urbanization’
Protesters from the “Corriente Villera Independiente” (CVI) blocked today 17 streets, avenues and bridges in Buenos Aires City to demand “villa urbanizations” and denounce a school vacancy shortage.
“It was a pacific demonstration. We are civilized people who just want to improve our living conditions”, Villa 31 delegate Aída Campó told NA news agency.
The 17 pickets were organized between 17pm and 19pm in San Pedrito and Rivadavia, Richeri highway, Callao and Corrientes, Pueyrredon Bridge, Alsina Bridge, Perito Moreno and West Access, Cruz and General Paz, Dellepiane Avenue, Independencia and Entre Ríos, Lacarra and Eva Perón, San MArtín and Chorroarín, Lacroze and Corrientes, Ramos Mejía and Libertador, Retiro Bus Terminal, Illia highway and Justo and Independencia.
Protesters denounced that Metropolitan Police beat demonstrators in Retiro and Illia.
The CVI assured no response from Buenos Aires government was obtained, and added that further measures could be taken.