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Social groups protest against G20 and IMF in Argentina

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Reuters Buenos Aires, Argentina Nov 28, 2018, 06.40 AM (IST)

Thousands of people from social groups gathered in a sports stadium in Buenos Aires on Tuesday (November 27) to protest against the G20 at the end of this week and against President Mauricio Macri, after he reached a $57 billion deal with the International Monetary Fund in September to tackle a weathering economic crisis in the country.

Argentina has vowed to crack down on any anarchists and anti-capitalist protesters who try to disrupt the G20, saying it was working with foreign governments to identify and block entry to potential trouble-makers.

This year's G20 summit will be held in the Argentine capital from November 30 to December 1. Local leftist groups are planning marches against the gathering and have invited activists from around the world to join them.

The event will be guarded by 22,000 police and 700 security ministry agents, and the government has been in contact with a number of foreign security services, including those in the United States, Britain, Brazil, Italy and Spain, she said.

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This year's G20 summit will be held in the Argentine capital from November 30 to December 1. Local leftist groups are planning marches against the gathering and have invited activists from around the world to join them.