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Chile: Santiago turns into battlefield as deadly protests rock capital

11 22.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Water cannon truck firing at protesters, Santiago
W/S Protesters facing off with police
W/S Protester holding Chilean flag
W/S Protesters facing off with police
W/S Protesters dragging metal barrier
W/S Water cannon firing on protesters
W/S Protesters throwing rocks
W/S Protesters throwing rocks at armoured police vehicle
W/S Police firing tear gas at protesters
W/S Police firing tear gas at protesters
W/S Protesters
W/S Police firing tear gas at protesters
M/S Protesters hiding
W/S Protesters throwing rocks at police
W/S Protesters cheering
W/S Protesters throwing rocks from behind barricades
W/S Water cannon truck firing on protesters
W/S Water cannon truck firing on protesters
W/S Water cannon truck firing on protesters
W/S Protester throwing tear gas back at police
W/S Protesters throwing projectiles at police
W/S Protester throwing rock and sign reading (Spanish): "We are not at war"
W/S Protester holding Chilean flag with slogan reading (Spanish): "Chile woke up"
W/S Protesters
W/S Protesters with fire burning in distance
W/S Fire burning
W/S Protesters
W/S Protesters
M/S Protester holding sign reading (Spanish) "Here we are the transvestites without a system, insurgents, rebels and furious."
M/S Sign reading (Spanish): "For my parents and for my children no more AFP [pension system]."
W/S Protesters
SCRIPT
Protesters clashed with police during the demonstrations on the streets of Santiago on Monday after a weekend of civil unrest which left at least twelve dead and led Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to declare "we are at war."
Footage shows police forces using water cannon trucks and tear gas to disperse protesters and demonstrators hurling rocks at security forces from behind makeshift barricades.
The current wave of demonstrations, which is considered to be the worst in decades, was sparked by a now-suspended metro fare hike. The demonstrations have since evolved into a movement with wider grievances aimed at addressing the rising cost of living, pension reform and police conduct during demonstrations.