University March: Images of massive protests in Argentina against cuts to higher education by the Millay government

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It was one of the largest protests on record in Argentina since the inauguration of Javier Mille as Argentina's president in December 2023.

Hundreds of thousands of people, especially university students and professors, took to the streets of Buenos Aires and other major cities in Argentina on Tuesday to protest government cuts to higher education in the country.

They were supported by workers and union members who believed that 60-70% of the public budget for universities would be cut.

The cut is part of the “Chainsaw” policy, as Millay calls his plan to reduce the state's contribution to public activities in all sectors and achieve fiscal balance in the stricken Argentine economy.

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