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Argentina: Teacher strike in Buenos Aires August 3

24-hour teacher strike August 3 in Buenos Aires province; school closures and protests possible

03 Aug 08:36 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 8/3/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/3/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Buenos Aires Province

Event

Teachers in Buenos Aires province are holding a 24-hour strike on Friday, August 3, to demand better conditions in schools following a deadly gas explosion that occurred the day prior in a school in the town of Moreno. Street protests are likely. The strike may result in school closures.

Context

Sociopolitical tensions are high in Argentina and protests are regularly organized to denounce policies and reforms implemented by the conservative government of President Mauricio Macri. Numerous teacher strikes have taken place in recent years, notably in the province of Buenos Aires.

Advice

Individuals in Argentina are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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