Argentines protest in huge anti-government march
BUENOS AIRES (AP) - Thousands of people flooded the streets of Argentina's capital on Thursday night in one of the country's biggest anti-government protests in more than a decade.
Angered by rising inflation, violent crime and high-profile corruption, and afraid President Cristina Fernandez will try to hold onto power indefinitely by ending constitutional term limits, the protesters marched on the iconic obelisk in Buenos Aires chanting: "We're not afraid."
Demonstrators reached the presidential residence in scorching summer heat banging on pots, whistling and holding banners that read: "Respect, transparency, freedom".
Demonstrations were also held in plazas nationwide and in Argentine embassies and consulates around the world.