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Chile: Drone captures Santiago university fire as mass protest continues

Chile, Santiago
November 09, 2019 at 06:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters flooded downtown Santiago in a mass protest on Friday in footage captured by a drone.

The nearby University Pedro de Valdivia was also set on fire. Footage shows firefighters combatting the blaze as smoke billows into the sky.

The current wave of protests in Chile, which are 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 protests amid calls for the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.

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Protesters flooded downtown Santiago in a mass protest on Friday in footage captured by a drone.

The nearby University Pedro de Valdivia was also set on fire. Footage shows firefighters combatting the blaze as smoke billows into the sky.

The current wave of protests in Chile, which are 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 protests amid calls for the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.

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