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Chile: Chaos in Santiago as police fire water cannon at anti-government protesters02:46

Chile: Chaos in Santiago as police fire water cannon at anti-government protesters

Chile, Santiago
January 23, 2021 at 04:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scenes of chaos unfolded in Santiago on Friday, as police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who rallied in the latest round of demonstration to demand freedom for the people detained and tried in the framework of the protests that began on October 18, 2019.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Plaza Baquedano were seen clashing with police forces, throwing rocks and projectiles.

Several police officers in riot gear could be seen shielding themselves from projectile thrown by protesters.

Santiago has been sparked by weekly demonstrations every Friday for several months now. Demonstrators are demanding the release of detained protesters, but also economic reforms and the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.

Chile: Chaos in Santiago as police fire water cannon at anti-government protesters02:46
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Scenes of chaos unfolded in Santiago on Friday, as police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who rallied in the latest round of demonstration to demand freedom for the people detained and tried in the framework of the protests that began on October 18, 2019.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Plaza Baquedano were seen clashing with police forces, throwing rocks and projectiles.

Several police officers in riot gear could be seen shielding themselves from projectile thrown by protesters.

Santiago has been sparked by weekly demonstrations every Friday for several months now. Demonstrators are demanding the release of detained protesters, but also economic reforms and the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.