Argentina adopts new security rules to control reactions to currency devaluation


New security guidelines are designed to let the incoming government in Argentina crack down on expected protests after it devalued the country's currency by more than 50% in December 2023 as part of a plan to cut the national deficit and bring down inflation. The guidelines include a plan to identify protesting individuals and organisations via "video, digital, or manual" means and then bill them for the cost of supplying security personnel to police their demonstrations. Law enforcement at bus and train stations will also be allowed to seize face masks, sticks or other elemens they think could be used in demonstrations. Critics note that the right to protest is enshrined in the Argentinian constitution.

Publication: The Guardian
Writer: Uki Goñi 

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