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Chile declares state of emergency amid student riots, 19 Oct
Student-led protests in reaction to a 4% hike in subway fares have disrupted the city since Monday. What started as mass fare-dodging among hundreds of students turned into violence later in the week, with protesters shattering glass and throwing debris onto the rail tracks. Two buildings in the city center and at least one bus were set on fire.
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Police already arrested 133 people on Thursday for vandalizing subway stations. Under state security law, people who damage the subway system or prevent it from operating could face three to five years in prison if sentenced. The leader of the subway workers union reported that at least 16 employees had been injured during the protests. The subway system is likely to stay closed through at least Monday.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 02:04:36 AM EST
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Three die in fire as Chile hit by riots over wealth
"The fare increase - 30 pesos, or less than four cents": most useless data point in the reporting

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 05:27:11 AM EST
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DW is finally impressed. Maybe the 'tag will send Greens against the neocons.


Santiago protests: 1 million people take part in 'the biggest march in Chile'

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Oct 26th, 2019 at 02:53:35 AM EST
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