Demonstrators run from police launching water canons and tear gas as a state of emergency remains in effect in Santiago, Chile. Photo: AP

Chile ‘at war’ as worst riots in decades spread to rest of the country

  • Chile’s worst protests in decades have prompted the government to announce a state of emergency
  • Protests over subway fare increase morph into a broader movement against inequality
Topic |   Human rights

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Demonstrators run from police launching water canons and tear gas as a state of emergency remains in effect in Santiago, Chile. Photo: AP
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Firefighters extinguish a fire in a supermarket in Santiago, in which three people died. Photo: AFP

Chile’s protest violence escalates as 3 die in fire at ransacked supermarket

  • What started as a mass student protest over an increase in public transport fares morphed into a broader movement for changes to Chile’s economic model
  • The first deaths occurred when a supermarket controlled by Walmart was looted, as protests continued despite a curfew
Topic |   Americas

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Firefighters extinguish a fire in a supermarket in Santiago, in which three people died. Photo: AFP
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