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Chile: Police unleash water cannons on protesters during May Day demonstration01:52

Chile: Police unleash water cannons on protesters during May Day demonstration

Chile, Santiago
May 1, 2017 at 23:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police used water cannon against demonstrators who took to the streets of Santiago on International Workers' Day, Monday.

Protesters gathered in the centre of the Chilean capital and faced off with police armed vehicles on the southern side of the city's main avenue, the Alameda, near the University of Santiago. Police tried to quell the riot and disperse the stone-throwing demonstrators by firing water cannons at them.

The Single Confederation of Workers Union was among the organisations that called for the demonstration

Chile: Police unleash water cannons on protesters during May Day demonstration01:52
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Police used water cannon against demonstrators who took to the streets of Santiago on International Workers' Day, Monday.

Protesters gathered in the centre of the Chilean capital and faced off with police armed vehicles on the southern side of the city's main avenue, the Alameda, near the University of Santiago. Police tried to quell the riot and disperse the stone-throwing demonstrators by firing water cannons at them.

The Single Confederation of Workers Union was among the organisations that called for the demonstration

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