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Chile: Aerial footage shows fire raging at Santiago mall amid anti-govt protests01:17

Chile: Aerial footage shows fire raging at Santiago mall amid anti-govt protests

Chile, Santiago
October 29, 2019 at 04:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

A mall was seen burning in the centre of Santiago on Monday, with plumes of black smoke billowing over the city amid ongoing anti-government protests.

Drone footage shows firefighters extinguishing the flames as well as the anti-government protesters being dispersed by water cannons.

The fire is reported to be intentional.

The massive anti-government demonstrations in Chile were initially triggered by a metro fare hike which was later withdrawn.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

Chile: Aerial footage shows fire raging at Santiago mall amid anti-govt protests01:17
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A mall was seen burning in the centre of Santiago on Monday, with plumes of black smoke billowing over the city amid ongoing anti-government protests.

Drone footage shows firefighters extinguishing the flames as well as the anti-government protesters being dispersed by water cannons.

The fire is reported to be intentional.

The massive anti-government demonstrations in Chile were initially triggered by a metro fare hike which was later withdrawn.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

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