1 million Chileans march in Santiago

1 million Chileans march in Santiago

As many as a million Chileans protested late into the evening on Friday in the capital Santiago. This is the biggest rally yet since violence broke out a week ago over entrenched inequality in the nation. At least 19 people have died in the turmoil, where unrest that began as a protest over an increase in subway fares has morphed into a larger movement over inequality.

Clara
Clara
jane
jane 4 months

"It's not that we want socialism or communism: We want fewer private enterprises, more state," he said, adding that Pinera's proposals "are going to ruin the budget to subsidize private enterprise" So the commies want more FREE STUFF and they are upset about not only having to pay for things, but also that failing businesses are not receiving enough government bailouts. Well, if they want to Venezuela themselves, I say let them.

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 4 months

Oh how very "'organic'"

David O'Doherty
David O'Doherty 4 months

Helicopter rides

Hannibal
Hannibal 4 months

"Chile’s unrest is the latest in a flare-up of protests in South America and around the world - from Beirut to Barcelona - each with local triggers but also sharing underlying anger at social disparities and ruling elites." This passes for journalism? At best that's a highly speculative statement. Buried in the story is the real cause: transit fee increases!

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