7 dead in riots as as Argentina celebrates democracy

December 11, 2013 1:34 AM

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7 dead in riots as as Argentina celebrates democracy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Police strikes sowed chaos across many of Argentina's cities on Tuesday even as the nation celebrated 30 years of uninterrupted democracy. Politicians from left and right appealed for calm as looters kept stealing merchandise and business owners fought with roving mobs.

Hospital and political authorities said at least seven people have been killed in a week of disturbances set off by a wave of police strikes demanding pay increases. They included a police officer in northern Chaco province who was struck by a bullet below his protective vest Tuesday, and a store ow...

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