Five Killed In Chile, As Looters Set Factory On Fire,Amidst Mass Protest

Five Killed In Chile, As Looters Set Factory On Fire,Amidst Mass Protest

Five people died after looters torched a garment factory near Chile’s capital Santiago, bringing the death toll in violent protests to at least seven.

The military and police used tear gas and water cannon against protesters and a curfew was imposed in major cities.

A state of emergency already in place in Santiago is to be extended to cities in the country’s north and south.

The unrest, sparked by a now suspended metro fare hike, has widened to reflect anger over living costs and inequality.

 

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