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Chile: Clashes continue overnight in Santiago amid protester's death01:32

Chile: Clashes continue overnight in Santiago amid protester's death

Chile, Santiago
November 17, 2019 at 13:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Clashes continued overnight in Santiago on Sunday, following the death of a 29-year-old man from a heart attack amid an unrest on Friday. According to reports, police officers allegedly prevented paramedics from attending the victim, while firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons.

Chile's human rights organisation said it would file a formal complaint for murder against police officers. The man, who was named A. Acuna, later died at a nearby Santiago hospital, bringing the death toll during the now month-long protests to 23.

Besides protesters, the footage shows a massive fire which affected one of the buildings near Plaza Italia on Saturday. At the time of writing, the fire was reportedly extinguished.

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

The demonstrations have since evolved into a movement with wider grievances against the rising cost of living, pension reform and police conduct during demonstrations.

Chile: Clashes continue overnight in Santiago amid protester's death01:32
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Clashes continued overnight in Santiago on Sunday, following the death of a 29-year-old man from a heart attack amid an unrest on Friday. According to reports, police officers allegedly prevented paramedics from attending the victim, while firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons.

Chile's human rights organisation said it would file a formal complaint for murder against police officers. The man, who was named A. Acuna, later died at a nearby Santiago hospital, bringing the death toll during the now month-long protests to 23.

Besides protesters, the footage shows a massive fire which affected one of the buildings near Plaza Italia on Saturday. At the time of writing, the fire was reportedly extinguished.

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

The demonstrations have since evolved into a movement with wider grievances against the rising cost of living, pension reform and police conduct during demonstrations.

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