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Chile: Health minister confronted by health workers during visit to injured protester

Chile, Santiago
November 07, 2019 at 21:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of public healthcare workers confronted Chile's Health Minister Jaime Manalich as he visited a man injured during the anti-government protests at the Hospital del Salvador in Santiago on Thursday.

Footage shows the Minister being followed and confronted by the health workers from the beginning of his visit to the public health center. People then also hit his car as he was trying to leave.

Thousands of public health workers have been denouncing a chronic lack of resources needed to care for patients.

The current wave of demonstrations, considered to be the largest in decades, was sparked by a now-suspended metro fare hike.

The demonstrations have since evolved into a movement with wider grievances aimed at addressing the rising cost of living, pension reform and police conduct during demonstrations amid calls for the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.

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A group of public healthcare workers confronted Chile's Health Minister Jaime Manalich as he visited a man injured during the anti-government protests at the Hospital del Salvador in Santiago on Thursday.

Footage shows the Minister being followed and confronted by the health workers from the beginning of his visit to the public health center. People then also hit his car as he was trying to leave.

Thousands of public health workers have been denouncing a chronic lack of resources needed to care for patients.

The current wave of demonstrations, considered to be the largest in decades, was sparked by a now-suspended metro fare hike.

The demonstrations have since evolved into a movement with wider grievances aimed at addressing the rising cost of living, pension reform and police conduct during demonstrations amid calls for the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.

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