Repeated clashes between police and protesters yesterday Monday marked a day of mass mobilizations in Argentina for the “food emergency” and against austerity policies, as today marks one hundred days of extreme liberal president Javier Millais in power.

At least three people were injuredaccording to a first media account that has not been confirmed by official sources, when police tried to stop marches and in sporadic incidents since yesterday morning in various places in Buenos Aires.

The police did repeatedly use of pressurized water jet pumps and tear gas, while some protesters hurled stones at law enforcement forces at one of the points of tension, on the Avezaneda road bridge, Agence France-Presse found. Journalists, including an AFP photojournalist, were sprayed with pepper spray by police.

In the mobilizations throughout the Latin American country, with a central slogan “The limit is hunger”called radical left organizations and social movements, which have already led a series of protests since Mr. Millay took office on December 10.

They denounced the government in a joint statement because has not been supplying food for months to thousands of social kitchens to provide meals to the needy in slums across the country.

The government denies it has stopped supplies, but says it is carrying out strict audits of aid organizations and will create a “transparent system” in which social kitchens will receive aid “directly” and not through intermediaries it describes as “poverty managers”. .

In a recent interview, Javier Millay even stated that in some cases the collectives that offer free meals (more than 40,000, according to the previous government’s record) are virtual, or are operated by fraudsters who present inflated costs.

We go to a social kitchen and find that it doesn’t exist. Or in some we hear that 500 people come regularly, when no more than 50 ever go,” said the president. His accusations caused an uproar and strong reactions from organizations, which countered that thousands of social kitchens never saw the government’s “inspectors”.

The government of President Miley, which complements today 100 days in power, implements “shock therapy”, a severe fiscal austerity program, to control inflation (+270%). Coupled with the devaluation of the currency, the peso, by more than 50% and the liberalization of prices, the program is hitting low and middle income citizens hard. Poverty now plagues 40% of the population in the once rich country.