A 24-hour general strike against what labor groups called excessive police violence ended with both government supporters and union members claiming victory.

Saul Ubaldini, secretary-general of the General Labor Confederation, said in a statement that Monday's walkout, which ended at midnight, was 95 percent effective.But bus service on the streets of Buenos Aires was substantial, though less than on a normal day, and most banks, shops and restaurants were open for business. Suburban train service, however, was idled. Buenos Aires subways functioned, as did major industries in the factory zone in the suburbs.