Massive fire rages as protesters clash with security forces in Santiago

29 October 2019
2019-10-29 13:02

in downtown Santiago, Chile, a massive fire raged on Monday as violent clashes between protesters and security forces continued to rock the Chilean capital. Firefighters battled the massive blaze that consumed a clothing retailer and fast food restaurant. Local media reported an adjacent hotel was evacuated due to the fire. Meanwhile, protesters threw rocks at security force vehicles who sprayed the protesters with water cannons in the streets of the capital city. Over the past week, Chile has seen riots, arson and protests over inequality that left at least 17 dead. Thousands were arrested and Chilean businesses lost $1.4 billion.

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