Mob stone Argentine President’s vehicle

Argentine President. Mauricio Macri

A mob has thrown rocks at Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s vehicle, breaking windows, but causing no injuries.

The President’s Office in a statement said that a group of about 10 people threw rocks at the vehicle taking Macri to the inauguration of a Tourism Information Centre in Villa Traful.

Officials searched a local residence, detained seven people, and impounded two cars and a motorbike.

Nicolas Lagos, President of the Villa Traful Promotion Commission said that the stone throwers were members of the local chapter of the State Workers Association (ATE), who were expressing their anger at government policies.

The incident marks the second time Macri’s vehicle has come under attack since he took office in December 2015.

On August 12 in the seaside resort of Mar Del Plata, Macri had to be escorted out of a ceremony after protesters booed him and threw stones at his vehicle.

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