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Chile: Tear gas and water cannon used at anti-police protest in Santiago03:55

Chile: Tear gas and water cannon used at anti-police protest in Santiago

Chile, Santiago
October 6, 2020 at 02:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

A water cannon and tear gas grenades were used to disperse hundreds of protesters gathered in the Chilean capital city of Santiago, Monday.

People, who gathered for an anti-government and anti-police rally, were seen protesting in the streets, with crowds gathered in Plaza Baquedano.

Demonstrators stood against the alleged actions of the Santiago police on Friday, after a young man was seriously injured after falling into the Mapocho River. The man was allegedly pushed by a police officer who was attempting to arrest him. The injured man has fractured wrists and cranial brain trauma, he remains in a serious condition at the Santa Maria Clinic. The police officer responsible was detained and accused of attempted murder, as confirmed on Saturday by the North Central Prosecutor's Office.

Chile: Tear gas and water cannon used at anti-police protest in Santiago03:55
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A water cannon and tear gas grenades were used to disperse hundreds of protesters gathered in the Chilean capital city of Santiago, Monday.

People, who gathered for an anti-government and anti-police rally, were seen protesting in the streets, with crowds gathered in Plaza Baquedano.

Demonstrators stood against the alleged actions of the Santiago police on Friday, after a young man was seriously injured after falling into the Mapocho River. The man was allegedly pushed by a police officer who was attempting to arrest him. The injured man has fractured wrists and cranial brain trauma, he remains in a serious condition at the Santa Maria Clinic. The police officer responsible was detained and accused of attempted murder, as confirmed on Saturday by the North Central Prosecutor's Office.

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