Foto of the Week — Cacerolazo in Plaza de Mayo
Cacerolazo on Thursday, June 8 in Plaza de Mayo. One week after middle and upper class citizens first took to the streets to protest limits on the purchase of dollars, corruption and crime in Argentina, a modest crowd of a few hundred people braved the cold to bang on pots and pans.
One sign in the crowd quotes Noam Chomsky: ‘If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.’Another says, ‘Basta de Korruption.’
Kirchner supporters dubbed the protest a ‘Fracacerolazo’ (Fracaso+Cacerolazo) because so few people turned out.