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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Anti-government unions held general strike

Protest and picket at Pueyrredón bridge.

The 24-hour strike called by the anti-government splinters of the CGT commanded one by Hugo Moyano, the other by Luis Barrionuevo along with CTA union headed by Pablo Miceli and leftist groups was held Thursday with pickets and road blocks across Buenos Aires City.

The MST, the PO and the PTS left-wing blocked roads halting traffic. Some bus drivers that did not join the walkout reported being intimidated by strikers. Still, bus services were operating normally.

By 11 am almost all pickets at key access points of the City of Buenos Aires were lifted. Only Pueyrredón bridge, in the south, remained blocked as the 24-hour strike called by the anti-government splinters of the CGT and CTA unions unfolded.

Both the Panamericana highway at the level of the BA province locality of Pacheco and the Puente Pueyrredón connecting the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires were being blocked.

The walkout halted all train services while the subway lines A, C, D, E and H were operating normally as confirmed by the Metrovías concessionary company although earlier today it warned today’s service will depend on tube workers arriving to their jobs in time.

In a statement, Metrovías said as well the line B was being “interrupted” by union representatives that did join the strike. Although it was not operating yet, the Premetro tram, the company added, could resume services “soon.”

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