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In Falkland Islands, some say Argentina-UK thaw not worth it

  • Faith Felton poses for a picture as she sits beside a laptop computer showing an online petition she created against recent talks between Britain and Argentina, at her home in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016. Some Falkland Islanders are protesting a recent thaw of relations between Argentina and Britain over the disputed islands. (AP Photo/Federica De Caria)

    Faith Felton poses for a picture as she sits beside a laptop computer showing an online petition she created against recent talks between Britain and Argentina, at her home in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016. Some Falkland Islanders are protesting a recent thaw of relations between Argentina and Britain over the disputed islands. (AP Photo/Federica De Caria)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 10, 2012 file photo, a roof is covered by the design of the British flag in Stanley, Falkland Islands. The home belongs to the mother of Legislative Assembly member Jan Cheek, and has become an icon of the landscape of the town. Ever since seafaring explorers happened upon these uninhabited islands in the 16th century, people have been fighting over them. Argentina lost a brief but bloody war with Britain after Argentine troops invaded the South Atlantic archipelago in 1982. (AP Photo/Michael Warren, File)

    FILE - In this March 10, 2012 file photo, a roof is covered by the design of the British flag in Stanley, Falkland Islands. The home belongs to the mother of Legislative Assembly member Jan Cheek, and has become an icon of the landscape of the town. Ever since seafaring explorers happened upon these uninhabited islands in the 16th century, people have been fighting over them. Argentina lost a brief but bloody war with Britain after Argentine troops invaded the South Atlantic archipelago in 1982. (AP Photo/Michael Warren, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 15, 2016 file photo, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri waves at journalists at the end of a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia. Tensions have eased with the Falklands since Macri took office in December promising a less-confrontational stance. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

    FILE - In this June 15, 2016 file photo, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri waves at journalists at the end of a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia. Tensions have eased with the Falklands since Macri took office in December promising a less-confrontational stance. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)  (The Associated Press)

Some Falkland Islanders are protesting a recent thaw of relations between Argentina and Britain over the disputed islands.

Argentina lost a 1982 war with Britain over the South Atlantic archipelago.

Both countries recently announced they would work to remove restrictions in the oil, fishing and shipping industries affecting the Falklands. They also agreed to increase the number of flights between the islands and Argentina.

But islander Faith Felton says that it's not worth the sacrifice of those who died defending the British overseas territory. She launched an online petition this week called: "Is your cheap holiday worth their lives?"

Argentina claims Britain has illegally occupied the islands since 1833. Britain disputes the claim and says Argentina is ignoring the wishes of the 3,000 residents who wish to remain British.