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Chile: Clashes in coastal cities across Chile as fishermen protest Fisheries Act01:57

Chile: Clashes in coastal cities across Chile as fishermen protest Fisheries Act

Chile, Valdivia and Valparaiso
September 7, 2016 at 22:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters clashed with riot police in the cities of Valdivia and Valparaiso on Wednesday, as fishermen came out on the streets to protest against the Longueira Act, a law named after Chilean Economic Minister Pablo Longueira.

Protesters were sighted throwing objects at riot police, who used physical force as well as water cannons and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.

The Fisheries Act, which was first introduced in 2013, granted large-scale companies 25-year concessions around fishing farms and resulted in the privatisation of marine sources throughout the country.

Chile: Clashes in coastal cities across Chile as fishermen protest Fisheries Act01:57
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Protesters clashed with riot police in the cities of Valdivia and Valparaiso on Wednesday, as fishermen came out on the streets to protest against the Longueira Act, a law named after Chilean Economic Minister Pablo Longueira.

Protesters were sighted throwing objects at riot police, who used physical force as well as water cannons and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.

The Fisheries Act, which was first introduced in 2013, granted large-scale companies 25-year concessions around fishing farms and resulted in the privatisation of marine sources throughout the country.

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