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Chile: episodes of violence on the second anniversary of the “social outbreak”

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Protests in Santiago

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Chile lived on Monday the second anniversary of the social outbreak of October 18, 2019, when a wave of street protests led to the call for a constituent process in which the South American country is still immersed.

More than fifty marches were called in different parts of the Chilean geography to commemorate the two years since the protests began.

Image source, EPA

Although most took place peacefully, there were some episodes of violence. At the end of the day, the Minister of the Interior, Rodrigo Delgado, reported 30 people arrested and five Carabineros officials injured in the incidents.

“We are not in the presence of protesters, we are in the presence of some criminals, and I mean those who go and use these dates to commit crimes,” said the minister.

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