Riot police break up protest in Northern Argentina
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Riot police break up protest in Northern Argentina

Riot police in a northern Argentine province have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up hundreds of protesters claiming fraud in Sunday’s election for governor.

Local station TN showed police firing on crowds late Monday in the main square of San Miguel de Tucuman.

Some protesters were seen with bloodied faces and large welts on their necks. It wasn’t immediately clear how many had been injured. Attempts to reach police in the northern Tucuman province were not successful.

Protesters claimed fraud in the governor’s race, won by Juan Manzur of the ruling party.

Mauricio Macri, leading opposition candidate for October’s presidential election, said he believed fraud had been committed.

Ruling party presidential candidate Daniel Scioli said people claiming fraud didn’t like the result.

Associated Press

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