Cry of Alcorta

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The Cry of Alcorta (Spanish: Grito de Alcorta) was an agrarian rebellion that took place in 1912 in Alcorta, Argentina. It began at the south of the Santa Fe Province, with requests of better working conditions and better contracts. These demonstrations bore no similarity to the contemporary anarchists. On June 25 the workers refused to harvest before their requests were met. The protest quickly expanded to Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe. Although the workers had discontent with the leasing system, they did not request the complete eradication but just better terms; the few workers that proposed a radical goal did not prevail. The protest achieved the desired goals, and the Federación Agraria Argentina was established on August 15.