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Chile: Thousands of cyclists protest Pres. Pinera in Santiago

Chile, Santiago
October 27, 2019 at 22:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of cyclists gathered to protest against the Government of Sebastian Pinera in Santiago on Sunday, a day after the president of Chile announced that he had requested the resignation of his entire cabinet of ministers and his intention to lift the curfew and the state of emergency.

Footage shows the cyclists fill the streets to travel a route that crossed the centre of the capital of Chile, passing by the presidential palace until reaching Plaza Baquedano, a location that has been the scene of mass demonstrations in recent days.

"They are pure crumbs at the end of the day, so the protest has not stopped and people want to continue here (on the street)," said one of the protesters referring to the measures announced by the Government in response to the protests.

The massive demonstrations in Chile were triggered by a metro fare hike which was later withdrawn. But the protests continued with demands to address the rising cost of living, pension reform and alleged abuse of power by police.

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Thousands of cyclists gathered to protest against the Government of Sebastian Pinera in Santiago on Sunday, a day after the president of Chile announced that he had requested the resignation of his entire cabinet of ministers and his intention to lift the curfew and the state of emergency.

Footage shows the cyclists fill the streets to travel a route that crossed the centre of the capital of Chile, passing by the presidential palace until reaching Plaza Baquedano, a location that has been the scene of mass demonstrations in recent days.

"They are pure crumbs at the end of the day, so the protest has not stopped and people want to continue here (on the street)," said one of the protesters referring to the measures announced by the Government in response to the protests.

The massive demonstrations in Chile were triggered by a metro fare hike which was later withdrawn. But the protests continued with demands to address the rising cost of living, pension reform and alleged abuse of power by police.

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