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    Protesters Stage Anti-America Demonstration in Argentina


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     American expat Jerry Nelson watched as demonstrators outside the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires, Argentina, protested the closing of an American printing plant in town on Friday. The 400 employees found out the business was closing on Thursday, after the printer left a note on the locked gate of the plant, according to the Buenos Aires Herald.

    Nelson didn't say anything to the protesters, but when he noticed people standing on an American flag (photo 8), he said he had to do something. "Right after I took the image of the feet on the American flag, I picked it up and put it in my pocket. … They didn't say anything to me or move towards me in any way, just glared."
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Several hundred protesters gathered at the US Chamber of Commerce to protest the closing of a printing company which put approximately 400 Argentines out of work.

    The Argentine economy has been spiraling downward for months but accelerated recently when Argentina defaulted for the second time in a little over a decade.

    Faced with rising costs and instability within the company, the decision was made by corporate officials to padlock the gate.
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