• 3 are dead after Chilean protesters staged violent demonstrations over a subway fare hike, burning buildings and bringing the country's capital to a standstill

    23 days ago - By Business Insider

    Chile has been engulfed in protests for the last week since the country's government proposed raising fare costs for public transportation.
    Three people died in a supermarket fire related to the protests, and at least 180 people have been arrested. Thousands marched in the streets of Chile's capital, Santiago.
    Chilean president Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency, and announced Saturday that the price hike plan would be suspended. However, protests have continued.
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    Thousands have been protesting in Chile's capital over the past...
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  • Chile protests continue after gov't backs down on fare hike

    Chile protests continue after gov't backs down on fare hike

    23 days ago - By Chron

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Protests in Chile have spilled over into a new day even after the president cancelled a subway fare hike that prompted massive and violent demonstrations.
    The governor of the Santiago region says three people died in a fire at a looted supermarket early Sunday. It's one of 60 Walmart-owned outlets that have been vandalized and the company says many stores aren't opening.
    At least two airlines have cancelled flights into the capital.
    President Sebastián Piñera announced Saturday night he was cancelling a subway fare hike imposed two weeks ago. It had led to major protests...
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