Water cannon and rocks fly as Santiago protest heats up

7 November 2019
2019-11-07 14:46

Protesters clashed with police on the streets of Santiago yet again on Tuesday. Chile's President 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 shaking the country, according to an interview with BBC. Pinera said he was democratically elected by a huge majority of Chileans, and that while he accepted responsibility for entrenched inequality that was driving the protests, he was not the only one. 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 irregular public services such as healthcare and education.

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