Workers from Cresta Roja who have been blocking the highway that leads to the Ezeiza International Airport for several days, today clashed with Border Guards.
Demonstrators demand the payment of retroactive salaries and bonuses.
The violent incidents were sparked this afternoon after protesters tried to impose a partial roadblock, metres away from the airport.
Rubber bullets, sticks and stones flew the place leaving several wounded. Several demonstrators were arrested, although there is no precise information about the number.
Border Guard officers and Airport Security Police (PSA) officers tried to get protesters to leave at least one lane available for traffic and had managed to evict the place earlier but workers told reporters they wouldn’t abandon the roadblock.
“Yesterday we reached a dialogue with a partial roadblock. We agreed to free two lanes and they said there wouldn’t be any problem,” a union delegate said and complaint after this morning a presidential order forced them to leave in five minutes.
Vice president Gabriela Michetti today said in a joint press conference with Labour Minister Jorge Triaca that the government “will not collide, or hide the right to protest and demand. We will make that right be contained in a situation where the free circulation is not violated.”