Chilean health minister Enrique Paris has rated the riots that took place in Santiago on Tuesday evening the day before the vote on the pension fund as “immoral” because they exacerbate the problems of “health”.
The Chileans were urged by social networks on Tuesday before the vote in Congress on Wednesday on the possibility that workers could withdraw 10 percent of their mandatory individual savings that are managed by a large “national pan” from private pension funds.
The aim of this measure, which has fueled opposition from the Sebastián Piñera government, is to enable the Chileans to cope with the economic crisis caused by the health crisis.
The “national cacerolada” led to burned barricades and clashes between demonstrators and security forces in some parts of Santiago. According to the Chilean press, more than 60 people were arrested.