Mounting tensions between subte staff and government officials came to a head this morning as Subte workers went on strike and caused the shut down of all subway lines from 11am this morning until 11pm tonight.Subway and tram workers started a strike, to press the government to grant legal status to their own union.And as a result all services have been interrupted today.
Also, this morning a left-wing organization blocked all lanes of a highway heading to Buenos Aires, generating a traffic jam of more than 5km until 1pm, when the police put down the protest. They also blocked traffic in other areas of the city including a big avenue in Palermo close to my house (Avenida Del Libertador).
Meanwhile, activists of CTA were protesting in front of the City Hall demanding that the Mauricio Macri administration dismantle the UCEP Public Space Control Unit.
I wanted to go check out all the action but the buses are packed today… for obvious reasons! Although protests are far from a rarity here, the subte strike definitely effects the two million commuters who use subways in the City of Buenos Aires daily!
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