BBC. 2 February 2002. Argentina 'on brink of anarchy.'
Protesters have again taken to the streets of Argentina after the president criticised the Supreme Court over a ruling that said limits on cash withdrawals from banks were unconstitutional. President Eduardo Duhalde said Argentina was now on the brink of anarchy, and he warned that millions of Argentines could lose their savings. The BBC's Peter Greste, in Buenos Aires, said angry people filled the streets with the clanging and clattering of pots and pans - a sound which has become the symbol of middle-class rage. Small neighbourhood assemblies gathered in streets across the capital and then marched beneath banners to the city centre. There, a crowd grew outside the presidential palace, chanting "out, out, all the politicians out" and "give us our money." Protesters are demanding free access to their bank accounts and the resignation of the government. Demonstrations began soon after Mr Duhalde went on television and warned Argentines that, despite the court ruling, they should not expect to see their savings soon. The court had ruled 5-0 in favour of a group of plaintiffs who had demanded access to their savings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Stoller http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ProletarianNews