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Chile: Water cannons deployed against anti-govt. protesters as constitutional referendum approaches04:09

Chile: Water cannons deployed against anti-govt. protesters as constitutional referendum approaches

Chile, Santiago
October 24, 2020 at 04:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chilean police deployed water cannons against anti-government protesters in Santiago, Friday.

Protesters were seen throwing projectiles at the police officers, engaging in skirmishes with them amidst a heavy police presence supported by armoured vehicles and water cannons.

On October 25, Chile will hold a crucial national referendum on the amendment of the constitution, which will decide if it will be replaced. The current constitution was inherited from the dictator era under Augusto Pinochet.

Chile: Water cannons deployed against anti-govt. protesters as constitutional referendum approaches04:09
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Chilean police deployed water cannons against anti-government protesters in Santiago, Friday.

Protesters were seen throwing projectiles at the police officers, engaging in skirmishes with them amidst a heavy police presence supported by armoured vehicles and water cannons.

On October 25, Chile will hold a crucial national referendum on the amendment of the constitution, which will decide if it will be replaced. The current constitution was inherited from the dictator era under Augusto Pinochet.

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