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Chile: Police deploy teargas and water cannons at anti-govt. protest

Chile, Santiago
December 11, 2019 at 03:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Santiago protesters were dispersed by water cannon and teargas, as people marched through the streets with the placards depicting eyes. Protesters remembered hundreds suffering eye injuries or being blinded due to crackdowns on anti-government protests in the country, as footage from Tuesday shows.

Institute of Human Rights indicated 352 activists had suffered eye injuries since the beginning of the unrest in October. The protests were triggered by a now-withdrawn increase in subway fares. Social discontent has been fuelled by frustration with President Sebastian Pinera's policies and growing inequality.

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Santiago protesters were dispersed by water cannon and teargas, as people marched through the streets with the placards depicting eyes. Protesters remembered hundreds suffering eye injuries or being blinded due to crackdowns on anti-government protests in the country, as footage from Tuesday shows.

Institute of Human Rights indicated 352 activists had suffered eye injuries since the beginning of the unrest in October. The protests were triggered by a now-withdrawn increase in subway fares. Social discontent has been fuelled by frustration with President Sebastian Pinera's policies and growing inequality.

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