Chile army issues new curfew in capital as protests continue

Santiago's security officer announced that curfew would start at 2200GMT Sunday and end at 0900GMT on Monday.

In protests against the national economic model of Santiago, Chile on October 20, 2019, some riot police cars protest and protest.

In protests against the national economic model of Santiago, Chile on October 20, 2019, some riot police cars protest and protest.
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Firefighters said five people were killed after a clothing factory burned down by predators in Santiago.

Santiago Fire Corps commander Diego Velasquez told local media that "Unfortunately five bodies were found inside the plant," at Renca.

Two people died when a predator called a supermarket in Santiago early on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Chile's military recently declared another ban on the streets, fighting for violent protests, looting and arson on the streets, due to the increased rate of public transport.

Santiago's security officer announced that curfew would start at 2200GMT Sunday and end at 0900GMT on Monday.

Even after the president canceled the subway fare increase on Sunday, protests and violence poured into a new day.

Santiago local officials said three people were killed in a fire at a looted supermarket, one of 60 Wal-Mart-owned stores looted early Sunday.

Two or more airlines canceled or rescheduled flights to the capital on Sundays and Mondays, affecting more than 1,400 passengers.

President Sebastian Pinera announced that he would cancel the subway fare increase imposed two weeks ago on Saturday night in the face of the worst crisis of his second term as South American national representative.

This resulted in major protests, including riots that caused millions of dollars in damage to bus rides and damaged subway stops, office buildings and shops.

Troops patrolled the streets, and emergency and curfew conditions were still in force in the 6 Chilean city, but new protests continued after dawn. Security forces use tear gas and water spray to disperse the crowd.

Interior Minister Andres Chadwick said the recent turmoil injured 62 police and 11 civilians and prosecutors arrested about 1,500.

Cynthia Cordero said he walked 20 blocks to get to the pharmacy to buy a diaper with the transport frozen.

"They don't have the right to do this," she said. "We oppose abuse, increase freight, bad education and unfair pensions but cannot destroy them."

Long lines formed at gas stations as people tried to fill the next week with a mass transit system depleted by destructive protests.

Louis De Grange, Metro System Governor, said that workers tried to run at least one line on Monday, but it could take weeks or months to hire the other four again.

Source: AP

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