BREAKING NEWS - Tens of thousands are banging pots and pans right now in Argentina, in a rally against government corruption.
"Angered by rising inflation, violent crime and high-profile corruption, and worried that President Cristina Fernandez will try to hold onto power indefinitely by ending constitutional term limits, the protesters marched on an iconic obelisk in the city, chanting: "We're not afraid".
Demonstrators reached the presidential residence banging on pots, whistling and holding banners that read: "Stop the wave of Argentines killed by crime, enough with corruption and say no to the constitutional reform".
"The people don't feel represented by anyone," said protest organiser Mariana Torres, an accountant and mother-of-three. "It's a complaint everyone has. The people are begging for the opposition to rise up, and for the government to listen.""
"Police officials said the crowd numbered at least 30,000, while some local media put it at hundreds of thousands. People started heading home a little before midnight, although the Plaza de Mayo remained crowded."
"Throngs of people banged pots and pans Thursday as they protested government policies in Argentina.
The massive march was the latest in a series of "cacerolazos," protests named for the cooking pots participants hit to draw attention to problems they say are growing in the South American nation, including crime rates, inflation and political corruption.
The sound of clanking pans rang out in a Miami area neighborhood known as Little Buenos Aires. Other marches were scheduled in international locations including New York, London, Madrid, Paris and Rome. Argentina's La Nacion newspaper reported Thursday that protesters demonstrated in Sydney, Australia."