A policeman disperses looters after an attack to a supermarket in San Fernando, Buenos Aires province on December 21
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Argentina looting spreads to Buenos Aires province

Argentine police have clashed with hundreds of people trying to loot a supermarket near Buenos Aires.

The incident took place in broad day light outside a Carrefour supermarket in San Fernando, in the outskirts of the capital.

Riot police used tear gas and managed to stop the attack. But in other parts of the country, supermarkets and shops have been looted.

Tim Allman reports.