300,000 Protest Government in Buenos Aires

Spotlight To see more photos from last night’s protest, search the #8n hashtag, and check out photos from the Obelisco & Plaza de la República.

Last night, hundreds of thousands of people filled Buenos Aries, Argentina’s Plaza de Mayo to protest President Cristina Fernández and her Peronist Party, which has a ruling majority in both houses of Congress.

The event was organized and promoted through social media—more than 1800 photos have been tagged with #8n—and tapped into widespread discontent about crime, the direction of the economy, and possible plans to end presidential term limits.