|Pay Raise Flash Riots Sweep across Argentina|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Dec 11, 2013, 09:19 PM|
Police officers in Argentina have gone on strike to demand wage increases. Hence, many citizens are exploiting the opportunity to loot shops for five-finger discounts.
According to the New Zealand Herald, "Outbreaks of looting have spread across Argentina as mobs take advantage of strikes by police demanding pay raises to match inflation. Videos show people shattering glass doors and hauling out everything from mattresses and cellphones to baby carriages and beer."
The rioting has erupted during the Christmas Holiday shopping season. Looters are making a mad dash to shops all over the country.
As reported by the New Zealand Herald, "By Monday night, the death toll from the chaotic outbursts climbed to five as officers rallied outside negotiating sessions, citizens huddled inside their homes and businesses, and federal troops deployed to trouble spots."
Looting first erupted in the Cordoba Province last week and has spread nationwide.
To read the entire article from the New Zealand Herald, link here:
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