Violent protest over Chile’s rise in cost of living

Violent protest over Chile’s rise in cost of living

The number of people killed in violent protests against rising living costs in Chile has risen to 11, Santiago Governor Karla Rubilar said on Monday.

At least five people died after looters torched a factory near the capital.

The military and police used tear gas against protesters, and a curfew was imposed in major cities for a third night on Monday. A state of emergency already in place in Santiago is to be extended to cities in the country’s north and south.

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The unrest, sparked by a metro fare hike, widened to reflect anger over living costs and inequality. Below video shows a train engulfed in flames after protestors set it alight.

 

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