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12:00 AM, January 22, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 22, 2012

Falklands Row

Call grows in Argentina to cut ties with UK

Protesters marched on the British embassy here Friday, burning the Union Jack, and demanding Argentina snap diplomatic ties with London in an escalating row over the Falkland Islands.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has sparked fury here after he called Argentina's attitude towards the South Atlantic islands "colonialist."
"We repudiate the statements of Cameron and of sending imperial troops to the Falklands," leftist leader Vilma Ripoll said Friday during the march.
"The government must move from words to deeds and break off relations right now with British colonialism."
About 100 protesters from the Free of the South Movement, led by former congressman and filmmaker Fernando "Pino" Solanas, burned a British flag a few meters from the embassy of Britain, which has claimed the Falklands since 1833.
"British out of the Falklands" and "The government should break off relations now" were among the slogans written on the protesters' banners.
Words of protest have also come from Argentina's political leaders after Cameron's comment on Wednesday about the Falklands to fellow lawmakers.

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