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World Chile: Three die in supermarket fire amid protests

19:15  20 october  2019
19:15  20 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

State of emergency declared in Chile as demonstrations over transit costs turn violent

  State of emergency declared in Chile as demonstrations over transit costs turn violent Troops roamed the streets of Santiago, Chile after long protests turned violent Saturday, resulting in more than 150 injured police officers and more than 300 arrests, NBC News reported. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency in the capital Friday night in an effort to limit the demonstrations across the city as protesters clashed with police officers and law enforcement launched tear gas.The protests began FridayChilean President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency in the capital Friday night in an effort to limit the demonstrations across the city as protesters clashed with police officers and law enforcement launched tear gas.

Three people have been killed by a fire inside a supermarket in Santiago during a second night of protests in Chile . Two died at the scene and the other died after being taken to hospital, mayor Karla Rubilar told reporters. President Sebastián Piñera has suspended a rise in metro fares that sparked

Three people have died in a fire inside a supermarket during a second night of violent protests in the Chilean capital. Santiago’s mayor Karla Rubilar confirmed they were killed when a store was looted in the suburb of San Bernardo

a fire place sitting in front of a fireplace: Protests began in Santiago after the government proposed increasing the price of Metro tickets.© CLAUDIO REYES/AFP/AFP via Getty Images Protests began in Santiago after the government proposed increasing the price of Metro tickets.

Three people have died in a supermarket fire as angry protests in Chile entered their seventh day, the mayor of capital city Santiago said on Sunday.

Karla Rubilar said authorities "are collecting more details" on the deaths -- the first since demonstrations broke out nearly a week ago over a hike in public transport costs.

The unrest has forced Chile's military to issue a curfew for the entire Santiago metropolitan region until 7:00 a.m. local time (6:00 a.m. ET) on Sunday, General Javier Iturriago del Campo confirmed late Saturday.

More violent clashes in Chile as many line up for food

  More violent clashes in Chile as many line up for food Protesters defied an emergency decree and confronted police in Chile's capital Monday, continuing violent clashes, arson and looting that have left at least 11 dead and led the president to say the country is "at war."Police used tear gas and streams of water to break up a march by hundreds of students and union members on one of Santiago's main streets, but demonstrators who at first dispersed later reformed elsewhere.

Update: Chile suspends fare hikes amid violent metro protests . Chilean President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in parts of Santiago early Saturday morning after protesters started fires at subway stations around the capital. Student-led protests in reaction to a 4% hike in subway

SANTIAGO, Chile — President Sebastián Piñera of Chile declared a state of emergency in the capital after protests against public transportation fare hikes devolved into looting and arson targeting subway stations, banks and buses on Friday night.

Protests began in Santiago after the government proposed increasing the price of Metro tickets. Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced Saturday that ministers will suspend the plan, after declaring a state of emergency the previous day.

But the reversal has failed to halt the action, which saw at least 180 people detained and 57 police officers injured on Friday alone, according to the Chilean Police Director General, Mario Rozas.

Piñera had earlier condemned the violence and looting, saying that because of currency exchange fluctuations, it was necessary to raise the price of public transport. But he added that he sympathized with those who were bearing the cost of the rises.

a group of people riding skis on a snowy road with smoke and fire: Demonstrators chash with soldiers in Santiago on Saturday.© PABLO VERA/AFP/Getty Images Demonstrators chash with soldiers in Santiago on Saturday.

Embattled Chile president reshuffles one third of cabinet .
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera unveiled a major cabinet reshuffle on Monday as he battles to find a response to 10 days of street protests that have left at least 20 people dead. © Martin BERNETTI Demonstrators outside the Presidential Palace, known as La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile where President Sebastian Pinera shuffled his cabinet amid a crisis Pinera replaced eight ministers -- a third of his cabinet -- including the highly unpopular Interior Minister Andres Chadwick, replacing him with Gonzalo Blumel.

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