Chile: Protests continue despite military curfew

Evening protests continued into the night despite a military-enforced curfew in Santiago on Tuesday. A traditional 'cacerolazo' — a popular form of protest involving pot-banging — was held in the heart of the Chilean capital. As night fell, clashes erupted between police, the military and protesters. Thousands defied the nighttime curfew, imposed as part of a state of emergency, while the army... Еще was deployed to try and quell the protests. The unrest was sparked by a rise in metro prices, but has since evolved into wide-ranging grievances over austerity and inequality. Fifteen people have died and more than 5,000 arrested. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera responded with an apology and announced a reform package during an address to the nation on Tuesday.

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