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Second night of the riots in Santiago de Chile due to economic measures against the coronavirus crisis

More than 20 people were arrested on the second night of the riots in Santiago de Chile as part of mobilizations for Congress to approve an extraordinary measure affecting pension funds and giving Chileans more liquidity to deal with the economic crisis triggered by the corona virus .

Hundreds of demonstrators returned on Wednesday evening to gather in different districts of the metropolitan area, hours before the Chamber of Deputies voted on this measure.

The most serious events occurred in a police facility in Lo Hermida, which was attacked by around a hundred people. A total of 21 people were arrested in the metropolitan area, according to the Carabineros balance sheet collected by the Chilean newspaper “El Mercurio”.

Second night of the riots in Santiago de Chile due to economic measures against the coronavirus crisis
Second night of the riots in Santiago de Chile due to economic measures against the coronavirus crisis

The protests again led to riots with burning barricades and attacks on public furniture and premises. In one of the incidents last night, five people were arrested for “robbery in an uninhabited place”. “You were caught in a construction company,” said Lt. Carabineros Rodrigo Soto.

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