BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina vowed on Tuesday to crack down on any anarchists and anti-capitalist protesters who try to disrupt next week’s Group of 20 gathering in Buenos Aires, saying it was working with foreign governments to identify and block entry to potential trouble-makers.
Argentina’s government, which faces near daily, occasionally violent protests over its economic austerity program, does not want a repeat of the havoc that overshadowed last year’s summit of leaders from key industrialized and developing nations in Hamburg, Germany. Protesters set cars on fire and blocked streets and bridges leading to the summit venue.
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This year’s G20 summit will be held in the Argentine capital from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. Local leftist groups are planning marches against the gathering and have invited activists from around the world to join them. Neither the groups nor the government say they will tolerate violence.
“We will not permit illegal acts. Those who want to cross the line will have to face the legal consequences,” Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told reporters.
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The event will be guarded by 22,000 police and 700 security ministry agents, and the government has been in contact with a number of foreign security services, including those in the United States, Britain, Brazil, Italy and Spain, she said.
“People already facing criminal charges, or who have called for violence...
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