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Looting mars Argentina strike

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Grabbing them all:Looters at a supermarket in Cordoba, Argentina, on Tuesday.— Photo: AFP
Grabbing them all:Looters at a supermarket in Cordoba, Argentina, on Tuesday.— Photo: AFP

A police strike for higher pay which the governor blamed on his closure of brothels that provide a money stream to corrupt officers has prompted waves of looting and robberies in Argentina’s second largest city.

The violence in Cordoba began on Tuesday and continued on Wednesday, with storefronts being shattered, mobs stealing merchandise, robbers attacking people and vigilantes arming themselves to protect their homes. Gov. Jose Sota said 56 people had been arrested — AP


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