Mass protests erupt against Argentina media reforms

Crowds responding to an online call by organizers swamped the Plaza de Mayo square to protest against President Mauricio Macri's bid to repeal a law by his leftist predecessor that outlawed monopolies by media companiesTens of thousands of people demonstrated in Buenos Aires against the new Argentine government’s reforms, including measures they say curb press freedom. The demo was called as a protest against President Mauricio Macri’s bid to repeal a law by his leftist predecessor that outlawed monopolies by media companies. It expanded to draw crowds of protesters angry at the treatment of a prominent journalist and critic of Macri who was fired on Monday from a private radio station.

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