People protest in Santiago, on the fifth straight day of street violence which erupted over a now suspended hike in metro ticket prices. Photo: AFP

Chile’s president offers measures to quell violent street protests before Apec summit in Santiago

  • Protests that started over a hike in public transport costs have escalated with wide-ranging demands and spread nationwide
  • Santiago is set to host China’s President Xi Jinping and other Apec leaders in less than a month
Topic |   Americas

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People protest in Santiago, on the fifth straight day of street violence which erupted over a now suspended hike in metro ticket prices. Photo: AFP
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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

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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