Photographs by Richard Freeman
This is a collection of images from a variety of political protests that took place during my various stays in Buenos Aires. Most were taken during my 2-year's conducting research. They vary from weekly protests in front of congress carried out by pensioners who were protesting their cut in benefits, to various labor or student organized protests. One image is of the tent set-up across from Congress which housed teachers from all over the country who came to fast and kept up a vigil for several years, protesting their salaries, working conditions, and the general lack of education funds. Several images were taken during the 20th anniversary of the start of the military dictatorship (1976-1983). Several were taken in July 1994, during a preliminary research trip, when the Jewish Community Center was bombed (AMIA). 86 people died and several hundred were wounded. I was also there for the 3rd anniversary march. Citizens were protesting that no one was yet held accountable for the attrocities. Others are images of the daily visual political messages one finds while walking the streets of the city.