Water cannon blasts protesters in Chile

12 November 2019
2019-11-12 11:20

Protesters faced off with riot police on the streets of Santiago on Monday. Water cannon and tear gas were used to disperse protesters, with defiant demonstrators responding with rocks. Protests that began over a hike in metro fares quickly unraveled into violent riots, looting and arson and eventually, mass protests demanding an end to social injustices and inequality. Prosecutors are also investigating more than 800 allegations of abuse, including torture, rape and beatings by security forces during demonstrations.

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