Argentina

Macri Compares Argentina Teachers Strike to Hiroshima

  • Macri controversially used Hiroshima to criticize teachers unions in Argentina.
Macri controversially used Hiroshima to criticize teachers unions in Argentina. | Photo: Reuters / Hiroshima Municipal Archive

Argentine President Mauricio Macri has called on striking teachers to go back to the classroom despite hardships they may face at work, posting a photograph on his social media accounts of students in Hiroshima to criticize educators for taking job action.

The picture shows a group of children listening to a teacher against a backdrop of a city in ruins in the aftermath of the disasterous atomic bomb dropped by the U.S. at the end of World War II.

“For a country to rise, schools should never stop,” wrote the president.

The post comes as teachers across the country announced a second 48-hour strike to demand a wage hike and to protest austerity measures of the Macri government.

“For two years Hiroshima was in ruins, without schools, but during that time students never stopped attending classes and the teachers never stopped being in front of them,” Macri wrote on his

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