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This festival was so well staged in Montevideo that it attracted tourists from as far away as Buenos Aires. The necessity of moving an immense number of people across the city at all hours greatly taxed the streetcar system during Carnival. With trolleys packed like sardine cans, churches and other groups canceled or postponed meetings, recognizing the difficulty faced by members trying to get across the city during the revelry. The electrico also occupied a prominent place in the city's irregularly staged transport parades.
4 But the increased speed offered by the electric trolleys also had a downside. As the trolley competed with other forms of transport and as vehicular traffic increased, the street became an increasingly dangerous locale for pedestrians, children, cart drivers, and even streetcar passengers. The high incidence of accidents resulting from this traffic alarmed the public and the press well into the post-World War I era. 5 The street, and by extension the streetcar, also became objects of fear during epidemics and crime waves throughout the early twentieth century.
6 But the pace of change in the economic sphere often outdistanced the scope of these reforms and of the government bureaucracy that monitored them. Workers organized unions and pressed hard for changes in the conditions of work, taking advantage of the reduced levels of police repression of the labor movement during Batlle's presidencies. Montevideo underwent a highly compressed industrialization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as new technology for freezing meat, a modern railroad network, and a modernized port drove the expansion of an export economy based on livestock.