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Chilean President declares emergency in Santiago as protests escalate
October 19, 2019

In Chile, President Sebastian Pinera has declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago after protests escalated against fare hikes on public transportation.

Addressing the nation, the President said the government will call for a dialogue in coming days to alleviate the sufferings of those affected by the increase in fares.                   

The protesters have set buildings, vehicles and metro stations on fire.