At Least Nine Die in Argentina After Police Go on Strike

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 09:34 AM

By Joel Himelfarb

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
At least nine people have died in a wave of looting and violence that swept through Argentina after police in much of the country went on strike for higher pay, the Christian Science Monitor reported.
 
Hundreds more have been reported injured, with banks, public transportation and supermarkets   closed in numerous cities, and stores shutting their doors to Christmas shoppers.

The dead include a storeowner whose business was set afire by rioters and a provincial deputy police superintendent fatally shot in a supermarket by looters, according to National Public Radio.

The chaos began last week in Cordoba, the nation’s second-largest city, where police staged a sit-in and rioters ransacked scores of businesses, leaving two people dead and over 100 injured.

Many shop owners in the city of 1.3 million set up barricades and carried shotguns to prevent looters from targeting their stores.

The situation returned to normal in Cordoba after police officers saw their salaries doubled.
But the police strikes have spread throughout much of the country in recent days, and looting has been reported in 19 of Argentina’s 23 provinces.

In some provinces, officers have been fired for going on strike. But others appear to have followed Cordoba’s lead by yielding to demands for higher pay.

Related Story:

© 2014 NewsmaxWorld. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 21:47 PM

The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cy . . .

Top Guatemalan General Killed in Air Crash Near Mexico Border

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 09:26 AM

A top Guatemalan general and four other officers were killed on Wednesday when the helicopter they were in crashed near  . . .

Mexico: 14 Police on Trial for US SUV Shooting

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 09:24 AM

Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved