The first general strike of the CGT against the Milei government began: thousands of people gather in front of Congress

They released the toll on the Buenos Aires – La Plata Highway

Buenos Aires La Plata Highway Toll

The general strike of the CGT began

Thousands of people gather in the vicinity of the National Congress

The act itself will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the reading of a document in which the decision to call the strike will be justified, warning about the first measures of the Milei Government and its social and economic consequences. There will only be two speakers: Hector Daer and Pablo Moyano.

The CGT event will be in the Plaza de los Dos Congresos, so the streets near the Legislative Palace will be blocked. In addition, the arrival of the protesters will affect the circulation of Avenida de Mayo and 9 de Julio.

Gendarmerie stopped buses on Panamericana and the CGT reported that they cut the Pueyrredón Bridge

General strike of the CGT, Prefecture, Gendarmerie, National Congress, latest news

In the context of unemployment and march called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) for this Wednesday, in the vicinity of the National Congress, From the National Gendarmerie they carry out controls at the accesses to the City of Buenos Aires, to intercept the buses that travel to the place of the call.

The bus was controlled and seized by GNA on the highway Panamericana.

For its part, From the CGT they denounce that the Prefecture and Gendarmerie have cut off the Pueyrredón Bridge and they are not letting the columns of protesters pass.

CGT march and event: the Government activated the anti-picketing protocol

The security operation began at 8 in the morning with the purpose of guaranteeing the free movement of traffic in the area of ​​​​the National Congress

Security agents create a cordon to guarantee the free movement of traffic

Within hours of the first general strike summoned by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) against The Government of Javier Milei, the Ministry of National Security assured that the “Protocol for the maintenance of public order in the event of the closure of traffic routes” is “fully in force” and provided details about the entire operation for this afternoon.

More sectors join the march

This is how the vicinity of the National Congress is located (Franco Fafasuli)

The general strike for this Wednesday was called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), to demonstrate against the DNU and the Omnibus Law proposed by the Government of Javier Milei.

From other sectors they joined in rejecting the ruling party’s proposals. Its about Truck Drivers Union, the Polo Obrero, the Central Workers of Argentina (CTA), the Panadero union, among others. Besides of Evita Movement, Somos Barrios de Pie, MTE, Classist and Combative Current (CCC), Darío Santillán Popular Front and Francisco Missionaries Movement.

From different sectors they called for the mobilization of the National Congress (Franco Fafasuli)

The CGT carries out the strike 45 days after the inauguration of Javier Milei

The call for a measure of force is the fastest from the labor union to a new government. De la Rúa was given 79 days and with Alberto Fernández they did not carry out strikes

Average frequency of days due to general strike

Just 45 days passed from December 10, 2023, the day of the inauguration of Javier Milei as president. And that is the time it took the CGT to carry out its first general strike with the new Government. It is a record that even surpasses former president Fernando De la Rúa, who suffered his first massive strike only after 92 days, that is, three months. One fact is even more eloquent: the announcement of the measure of force was made on December 28, just 18 days after the leader of La Libertad Avanza took office.

Patricia Bullrich: “Mafioso unionists who defend their privileges”

Patricia Bullrich spoke out against the general strike called for this Wednesday

This Wednesday, the Minister of National Security, Patricia Bullrichspoke out on his social networks against the strike called by the CGT, against the DNU and the Omnibus Law proposed by the Government of Javier Milei.

Mafia unionists, poverty managers, complicit judges and corrupt politicians, all defending their privileges, resisting the change that society decided democratically and that President Javier Milei leads with determination,” the national official wrote on her personal account on the social network X (formerly Twitter).

And he expressed: “There is no strike that stops us, there is no threat that intimidates us”.

Patricia Bullrich’s publication against the strike called by the CGT

For her part, and in a similar tone, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, Diana Mondinoalso rejected the measure of force of General Confederation of Labor. “The strike has no justification. Summoned by the oligarchy of millionaires with armored cars and driver, false representatives of the workers, confirms that we are on the right path. Things are achieved with effort, not by crying and kicking. We are not afraid of them”, he wrote on his social networks.

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