May 18, 2013
Protesters 'are more worried about what happens in Miami than Argentina'
Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina assured that those who marched on Thursday to Plaza de Mayo square and the main squares of the country “are more concerned about what happens in Miami than in San Juan,” referring to Argentina.
“The social sector that was protesting is pretty homogeneous if you looked at their faces and appearance,” the official described and stated that the thousands of demonstrators at the pot-banging protest “have the right to set a political party, run for the election and win,” because “that’s what democracy is about.”
Abal Medina said that “it wasn’t clear what they were claiming,” although he highlighted that “there was a certain anger towards making the economy more transparent.” According to him, those protesters “seemed to like the unregistered jobs and economy.”
The Cabinet Chief assured that “that people never voted for Cristina, or for something alike, and won’t do it” and that “in some way, they express Argentina’s diversity.”
During an interview, he stated that “some demands” seen at the march “were aggressive and worrying” and that “they obviously have nothing to do with this government policies.”
Regarding the amount of people that participated of the City’s march, he said that “the President did not receive many votes from those neighbourhoods were the concentration was bigger, as in Recoleta.”
“it wasn’t spontaneous because it was organized a few weeks ago, there were politicians involved as Patricia Bullrich and Eduardo Amadeo,” he warned.