Argentina

Widespread Looting Reported in Argentinian Town After Police Go on 24 Hour Strike

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The city of Córdoba turned into a lawless Wild West town from days gone by for nearly 24 hours earlier this week, with residents taking up arms to defend themselves against rampaging looters. Police officers were nowhere to be seen, for one simple reason: they had gone on strike. Our Observers were appalled by the police's inaction.

From Tuesday evening to Wednesday afternoon, the city's approximately 3,000 police officers stayed in their offices while looters ran riot in the streets.