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Chile's deadly weekend of fire as youth anger ignites

2:46pm IST

SANTIAGO Chile's capital Santiago has been singed by fire. In riots sparked by anger over fare hikes, masked and hooded protesters have torched buses, metro stations, supermarkets, banks and the high-rise headquarters of a major energy firm.

Chile's Pinera extends state of emergency, says 'we are at war'

2:46pm IST

SANTIAGO Chile's government will extend a state of emergency to cities in its north and south, President Sebastian Pinera said late on Sunday, after at least seven people were killed amid violent clashes and arson attacks over the weekend. | Video

Chile's deadly weekend of fire as youth anger ignites

2:31pm IST

SANTIAGO Chile's capital Santiago has been singed by fire. In riots sparked by anger over fare hikes, masked and hooded protesters have torched buses, metro stations, supermarkets, banks and the high-rise headquarters of a major energy firm.

Chile's deadly weekend of fire as youth anger ignites

9:31am IST

SANTIAGO, Oct 21 Chile's capital Santiago has been singed by fire. In riots sparked by anger over fare hikes, masked and hooded protesters have torched buses, metro stations, supermarkets, banks and the high-rise headquarters of a major energy firm.

Chile army declares curfew, president reverses fare hikes after unrest

20 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO The Chilean military declared a night-time curfew in the capital on Saturday and President Sebastian Pinera announced he would freeze an unpopular public transport policy, as the government struggled to tackle widespread unrest in the streets over fare hikes.

UPDATE 2-Chile army declares curfew, president reverses fare hikes after unrest

20 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO, Oct 19 The Chilean military declared a night-time curfew in the capital on Saturday and President Sebastian Pinera announced he would freeze an unpopular public transport policy, as the government struggled to tackle widespread unrest in the streets over fare hikes.

Troops on streets of Chilean capital Santiago after state of emergency announced

19 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO, Oct 19 Troops were patrolling the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday morning, the military confirmed, after President Sebastian Pinera evoked a state of emergency amid a surge in violent protests over a hike in public transport fares.

Chile President Pinera declares emergency as capital rocked by riots

19 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO Chile's President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered.

UPDATE 2-Chile President Pinera declares emergency as capital rocked by riots

19 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO, Oct 19 Chile's President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered.

Chile calls for tougher penalties to crack down on fare hike protests

19 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO, Oct 18 Chile's government said on Friday it would ask the courts to use a state security law to impose tougher penalties on youth who have been protesting a recent hike in bus and metro fares by jumping turnstiles and disrupting transport in the capital.

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