Even though I’ve said that the political situation in Argentina has improved a lot since the instabilities leading up to the resignation of now ex-president Kirchner, there are still political demonstrations from time to time, especially in larger cities like Buenos Aires. Here’s some advice for all my expats who happen to stumble upon a political protest in Argentina.
Be careful of political demonstrations in Argentina
Most of the time demonstrations in Buenos Aires are peaceful and without incidents but on rare occasion they can turn to violence and that’s why I avoid getting anywhere near protest if I happen to stumble upon them in the city. One time back in 2015 I was in a hurry and I couldn’t go around it. I went through the thick of it and ended up ducking rocks and bottles of water which were flying through the air.
I’m not trying to scare you away from coming to Buenos Aires either to work here or on vacation. I’m sure that what I’m saying here is true for protects everywhere, but if you do happen to stumble upon political protects in Argentina, stay clear, go around them, you’ll thank me later.