Argentines and Chileans protest against Chile's government

6 November 2019
2019-11-06 14:36

Chileans and Argentines took to the streets in capital Buenos Aires to protest against Chile's government on Tuesday. Demonstrators marched down the street close to Buenos Aires' central Obelisk banging drums and holding up banners against the government of Chile's Sebastian Pinera. Pinera has rejected the notion of resigning and believes he will reach the end of his term in just over two years despite intense anti-government protests that are roiling the country.

At least 18 people have died and thousands been injured after two weeks of rioting, protests and looting. The protests started over a hike in public transport fares but have broadened to include poor pensions, the high costs of utilities, medication and road tolls as well as patchy public services such as healthcare and education. Massive protests continued on Tuesday in Chile with lower-level violence, and sustained calls for Pinera to resign.

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