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Chile: Police clash with Mapuche protesters in Temuco01:29

Chile: Police clash with Mapuche protesters in Temuco

Chile, Santiago
September 27, 2017 at 04:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

Violent clashes erupted between police and Mapuche protesters in Temuco, Araucania region, Tuesday, during a march for the freedom of indigenous Mapuche villagers who have been on hunger strike for 113 days.

The Mapuche, who are Chile's largest native ethnic group, have been in a two century long fight with the central government as they attempt to recover land lost when Chile expanded into their territory in the 19th century.

Chile: Police clash with Mapuche protesters in Temuco01:29
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Violent clashes erupted between police and Mapuche protesters in Temuco, Araucania region, Tuesday, during a march for the freedom of indigenous Mapuche villagers who have been on hunger strike for 113 days.

The Mapuche, who are Chile's largest native ethnic group, have been in a two century long fight with the central government as they attempt to recover land lost when Chile expanded into their territory in the 19th century.

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