What happens when cops go on strike? Well, take a look at what’s happening in Cordoba, the second largest city in Argentina.
Cops refused to hit the streets until they got paid 10,000 pesos a month (about USD1,000) As the word got around anarchy became widespread across the province. Supermarkets and stores got looted, widespread violence and crime.
The neighbors built barricades for protection against the looters. Some store owners armed themselves and guarded their businesses from the rooftops.
People organizing to defend their neighborhood
Some looting occurred in Buenos Aires too, with a Chinese store owner shooting the looters but eventually being killed when they burned down his store.
Like prianhas, as soon as a store got broken into, the same neighbors that probably knew the owners of the commerce personally would pick them clean. Violent incidents became widespread and people spent last night in fear as the rumor spread of looters not only breaking into commercial stores, but residences as well.
According to the information I’m getting right now from people there, even car dealerships have been attacked. No store big or small is safe, and many didn’t just get looted, but destroyed or burned as well in some cases. The people doing the looting weren’t just poor. Expensive trucks have been seen driving around loaded up with all sorts of electric appliances from big screen TVs to washing machines and air conditioners.
There’s no banks operating, no schools, no public transportation. The city is locked down.
So, far there’s two dead and hundreds of wounded, with hospitals being overwhelmed in Cordoba.