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Chile: Mass unrest descends into violence as protesters try to reach Presidential Palace03:42

Chile: Mass unrest descends into violence as protesters try to reach Presidential Palace

Chile, Santiago
October 30, 2019 at 04:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters rallied in the streets of Santiago on Tuesday and marched towards the Presidential Palace La Moneda, as unrest over growing inequality and high living costs continued.

Demonstrators set up barricades, waved Chile's flags and carried signs, demanding political and social change.

The rally turned violent as protesters hurled rocks and set barricades alight, with riot police deploying water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowds.

According to reports, groups of demonstrators ransacked commercial premises in the area, causing a fire that damaged a hotel and several stores.

Chile: Mass unrest descends into violence as protesters try to reach Presidential Palace03:42
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Thousands of protesters rallied in the streets of Santiago on Tuesday and marched towards the Presidential Palace La Moneda, as unrest over growing inequality and high living costs continued.

Demonstrators set up barricades, waved Chile's flags and carried signs, demanding political and social change.

The rally turned violent as protesters hurled rocks and set barricades alight, with riot police deploying water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowds.

According to reports, groups of demonstrators ransacked commercial premises in the area, causing a fire that damaged a hotel and several stores.

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