Buenos Aires Protests Organized and Documented on Social Media

Yesterday, Twitter was alight with references to hundreds of thousands of people protesting in Buenos Aires. The protest was also organized using social networks.

This morning, I went to the New York Times to read more. Home page: nothing. International: Nothing. Americas: Still nothing.

A Google search turned up some international coverage, but virtually no U.S. coverage.

Meanwhile, Twitter is exploding with comments.

And Instagram posted a photo gallery.

Sometimes the Internet does make the world smaller.

But we still need text to explain why Argentines are protesting. The photos bring to mind youth movement for civil liberties and economic equality. But the protesters in Buenos Aires were upper middle class Argentines objecting a populist president’s economic policies.

Photo via Instagram user edubasabe

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