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CGTN America 26 Mar 2020

Argentina day of remembrance amid COVID-19 lockdown


March 24th is the Day of Remembrance in Argentina. The date commemorates the 1976 coup during which tens of thousands of people disappeared or were killed. Most years, huge crowds take to the streets to remember this date, but the country is in lockdown due to coronavirus.. CGTN's Joel Richards explains how people are marking the anniversary..

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