Argentine police fire tear gas at protesting civil servants

Riot police stand guard during a protest outside the city hall in La Plata, on January 8, 2016Argentine police fired rubber bullets and tear gas Friday at protesting municipal workers who say they were sacked by the conservative party that took power in elections late last year. A pro-business coalition called Cambiemos took power after the October election — and later also ushered in Mauricio Macri as Argentina’s new president. In La Plata, the new Cambiemos mayor, Julio Garro, announced plans to “review” the labor contracts of some 4,500 municipal workers.

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