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Massive Protest in Argentina Against Pension Reform

World | Associated Press | December 20, 2017, 2:30 pm
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 Police are hit by fire bombs thrown by protesters during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

Police are hit by fire bombs thrown by protesters during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters clash with police during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

Protesters clash with police during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators shout at police during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators shout at police during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 A protester throws a firebomb at police during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

A protester throws a firebomb at police during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Police are hit by fire bombs thrown by protesters during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 18, 2017. Union leaders complain the legislation, which already passed in the Senate, would cut pension and retirement payments as well as aid for some of poor families. (Image: AP)

Police are hit by fire bombs thrown by protesters during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 18, 2017. Union leaders complain the legislation, which already passed in the Senate, would cut pension and retirement payments as well as aid for some of poor families. (Image: AP)

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 A woman is assisted by a doctor after clashes between demonstrators and police during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

A woman is assisted by a doctor after clashes between demonstrators and police during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Police block protesters along a road leading to the Congress, behind, during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

Police block protesters along a road leading to the Congress, behind, during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters topple fences that block them from reaching Congress, behind, as they clash with police during a general strike against a pension reform measure in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

Protesters topple fences that block them from reaching Congress, behind, as they clash with police during a general strike against a pension reform measure in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators use wood to repel a police water cannon during a general strike and protest against a pension reform measure in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators use wood to repel a police water cannon during a general strike and protest against a pension reform measure in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Police fire rubber bullets at protesters during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

Police fire rubber bullets at protesters during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 A police officer helps a demonstrator remove herself from clashes during a general strike against a pension reform measure outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

A police officer helps a demonstrator remove herself from clashes during a general strike against a pension reform measure outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Motorized police fire rubber bullets at protesters during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

Motorized police fire rubber bullets at protesters during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters bang pots while demonstrating against the pension reform as they march to the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

Protesters bang pots while demonstrating against the pension reform as they march to the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 A demonstrator waves an Argentine flag as a crowd marches to the Congress to protest pension reform in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 18, 2017. (Image: AP)

A demonstrator waves an Argentine flag as a crowd marches to the Congress to protest pension reform in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 18, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Argentine President Mauricio Macri speaks at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 18, 2017. Marci defended a pension reform bill approved by Congress that has prompted violent protests and a general strike, saying it seeks only to benefit retirees. (Image: AP)

Argentine President Mauricio Macri speaks at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 18, 2017. Marci defended a pension reform bill approved by Congress that has prompted violent protests and a general strike, saying it seeks only to benefit retirees. (Image: AP)