Now Argentinean Protestors Are Burning British Flags Outside Newly-Nationalized YPF

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A small group of leftist protesters have burned a British flag outside the headquarters of Argentina’s oil company, saying YPF should stop using oil tankers that fly flags from the British commonwealth.

For years, the company has used the Stela Polaris, which flies a Bermudan flag, to carry its oil. Argentine lawmaker Liliana Fadul says that violates Argentine rules designed to punish companies that support offshore oil development in waters claimed by both Argentina and the Falkland Islands Government.

The protest was organised by the Quebracho group and several veterans of the 1982 war for the islands Argentines claim as the Malvinas. They burned a flag and presented their demands to YPF officials. The company said it had no immediate comment.

Here’s a picture of the incident:

YPF Argentina British Flag

Photo: AP

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