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Violence in Buenos Aires as police and strikers clash

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Violence in Buenos Aires as police and strikers clash
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Violence has broken out between police and protesters in Buenos Aires.

Teachers, bus and truck drivers, airport employees, factory workers and customs agents held a 24-hour strike against Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s austerity measures.

Authorities used tear gas and water canon as workers pelted police with rocks.

Those on strike want a pay rise in line with inflation, which is currently running at 40 percent.

Dozens of people have been arrested.