Troops on streets of Chilean capital Santiago after state of emergency announced
Saturday, 19 October 2019 Troops were patrolling the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday morning, the military confirmed, after President Sebastian Pinera evoked a state of emergency amid a surge in violent protests over a hike in public transport fares.
At least three people died in supermarket arson attacks in Chile’s capital Santiago on Saturday.
Santiago and other Chilean cities have been engulfed by several days of riots.
According to Reuters, soldiers shot two people during an operation to detain looters.
Protests entered their second week...