Riot police fire water cannon at demonstrators in Santiago. Photo: AFP

Chile’s embattled president asks ‘all ministers to resign’ amid massive protests

  • The country has seen a week of violent protests which claimed at least 19 lives
  • President has already cancelled metro fare hikes that sparked the protests. He also announced other reforms
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Riot police fire water cannon at demonstrators in Santiago. Photo: AFP
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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

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
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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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