By Kimera Abdul
On Wednesday, Buenos Aries and other provincial capitals across Argentina were crowded by protestors who blocked traffic as they demanded the government to tackle the rising poverty in the South American country.
In presence of the city police and other security forces, protest crowds, set up from different parts of the city holding banners, converged at the social development ministry and the Pueyrredon bridge.
Several organizations and political parties (left wing) like Polo, Obrero among others also combined and called upon people to demonstrate in large numbers.
Protesters also demanded for more jobs for the youth, improved pensions, greater funding for soup kitchens among others from government.
Economic demonstrations have been rampant in Argentina that even last week activists from the Tupac Amaru social movement demonstrated, blocking traffic on the Pueyrredon bridge between Avellaneda and the city.
Other provinces like Neuquen, Rio negro, Corrients, Chubut, Santiago del Estro, Santa cruz, Tucuman and Sanjuan also had high numbers of protesters on the streets on Wednesday.
Poverty has greatly affected a large number of people in Argentina according to the INDEC statistics.
The recent official figure measured poverty at 42•4%, that is 817,000 people per federal capital.