Clashes Break Out in Argentina Over Possible YPF-Chevron Accord
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Clashes broke out on Wednesday in western Argentina as thousands marched against a possible accord between Argentine energy company YPF and Chevron. The potential agreement is currently under debate in the local legislature of the western Neuquen province. Some 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets to march against the accord. As the protest gathered steam, riot police shot tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the marchers.

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Clashes broke out on Wednesday in western Argentina as thousands marched against a possible accord between Argentine energy company YPF and Chevron. The potential agreement is currently under debate in the local legislature of the western Neuquen province. Some 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets to march against the accord. As the protest gathered steam, riot police shot tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the marchers. According to local media, the incident began when protesters began to tear down barricades surround the legislature. Local media reported only two protesters injured.