At approximately 1830 local time (2130 UTC) on 23 May 2024, police officers deployed tear gas at protesters gathered in front of the provincial legislature in the city of Posadas, located in the northeastern Argentine province of Misiones. Workers in the provincial education and health care sector, as well as security personnel, staged the protest to reject a 20% salary increase approved by the provincial government. Instead, protesting workers demanded a 100% raise amid worsening economic conditions in the country. Later in the evening, the protesters gathered at the provincial governor’s residence, where tear gas was used again to disperse the crowd. At least 20 people were injured during the clashes.