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Argentinian police use tear gas against protesters — TV

About 20 people suffered tear gas burns

BUENOS AIRES, March 2. /TASS/. Law enforcement agencies have used tear gas against participants of an anti-government protest in front of the Argentinian Congress building, the C5N TV channel reported.

Several hundred people gathered in front of the parliament building while the country's President Javier Milei was speaking inside. During the demonstration, a fight broke out between supporters of the head of state and protesters against his policies.

About 20 people suffered tear gas burns, according to the Buenos Aires province public organization Commission for Truth.

The Milei government, which took office last December 10, has introduced new regulations to deal with roadblocks by protesters. The government has authorized police to use riot gear and violence to ensure the free flow of traffic.