A protest of agricultural producers that will be held this Friday, with an axis in San Nicolás, in the north of Buenos Aires, seeks “Plant flag” against various measures of the national government. The claims make up a wide list ranging from stocks for meat exports to the pandemic management and the vaccine management. And they include the labor restrictions in businesses and industries; particularly the SMEs.
The central slogan is “Citizens mobilized in defense of production, work and education”And the demonstration has been articulated from the agribusiness with representatives of other activities such as tourism, education, gastronomy and health.
The planting of the flag has to do with the fact that the only symbol they will use will be the blue and white insignia, and they will dispense with private or party identifications.
Also with having chosen a homeland date related to freedom, which the organizers consider to be at stake due to the decisions imposed by the Government, from the Waterway and biofuels until the concession of the trains or the recent limitation to choose social works.
In that sense, they question the growing State interventionism, which they consider “compromises private economic activities and the future of the country.” For this reason, they affirm that “it will not only be a mobilization of the countryside but of a group of citizens seeking clear rules and transparency”.
The first protesters who arrived at km 228 of the Rosario-Buenos Aires highway set up a vigil fire this Thursday afternoon.
The manifestation It is projected as the most numerous and multisectoral organized from the field since 2008, when 4 months of protests against Resolution 125 of mobile withholdings passed. It was the beginning of the first government of Cristina Kirchner and it marked the relationship of the then and current ruling party with the countryside. It is also considered that it was the beginning of the ideological rift in Argentine society.
The call began to be organized almost like a plan between friends and it was taking shape at a dizzying pace. The idea of holding a massive demonstration, initially in the city of Buenos Aires, had been spinning in the minds of some for months, but health protocols and the persistence of the pandemic underestimated the progress.
It was like this until it arose a new clean and jerk, June 15. That day, President Alberto Fernández had planned to go to Pergamino to inaugurate a section of highway. The self-organized producers of the area -with axis in the corridor of Route 188, between that city with San Nicolás- they saw the occasion to protest. “If they could not go to the mountain, let’s take advantage of the fact that Muhammad is coming here,” they metaphorized.
But finally the President did not attend that inauguration. And the ruralistas, who had gathered en masse around the event, felt, with right, that they had stood up to political power with force. Since then, they have been encouraging together to organize “something bigger.”
It was not a linear tour. There were friction and organizational jealousy, with some vetoes to politicians. But for a week everything was aligning and the adhesion of the Liaison Table, whose top leaders will have a central role in the speeches, in an eloquent association with the role that the 4 union entities had 13 years ago.
The presence of people from 130 localities, of almost all the provinces of the country, with a federal imprint that will have replicas in Tucumán, Avellaneda (Santa Fe), Bahía Blanca, in other towns in the interior and, at 4:00 p.m., in the capital’s Obelisk.
One of the most anticipated presences in San Nicolás will be that of 25 Gauchos of Güemes what, offended Because they were not allowed to parade on the bicentennial of the death of their reference, they got support from the Salta community, who donated a lamb, a pig, hundreds of liters of diesel, bundles for the horses, food for the members of the entourage and even money to pay for the trip of more than 1,000 kilometers.
The meeting point will be one of the shoulders of the Rosario-Buenos Aires highway, at kilometer 228 (towards the Federal Capital), starting at 10 am. The assembly will be blessed and the National Anthem will be sung. There will also be a minute of silence for the victims of Covid-19 and a proclamation will be read. Speeches are scheduled between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – there would be between 10 and 12 speakers – from representatives of different sectors.