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Tens of thousands march in Argentina over Alberto Nisman’s death

Tens of thousands of protesters marched peacefully through the Argentine capital on Wednesday demanding an independent judiciary, as the country reels from the death of a state prosecutor who had been investigating the president.

The protest, one of the biggest during President Cristina Fernandez’s seven years in power, took place a month after a state prosecutor who had accused Fernandez of plotting to cover up his investigation into a 1994 bombing was found dead.

Alberto Nisman’s death in mysterious circumstances sent shock waves through Argentina ahead of October’s presidential elections and has plunged Fernandez’s final year in office into turmoil.

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