41 subway stations damaged during protests in Chile

Source:Xinhua Published: 2019/10/20 7:15:03

Demonstrators chash with soldiers in Santiago, on October 19, 2019.Photo: AFP

A total of 41 subway stations were damaged and at least 308 people were arrested during protests on Friday against an increase in metro fares in Santiago, Chilean Minister of National Defense Javier Iturriaga said on Saturday.

The violent protests prompted the government to declare a state of emergency and the deployment of soldiers in the provinces of Santiago and Chacabuco, as well as in the Metropolitan municipalities of Puente Alto and San Bernardo.

During a press conference, Iturriaga said that "there is a lot of work to do" before Monday so that "everyone can return to work and continue with their normal lives."

The general inspector of police Mauricio Rodriguez added that 11 civilians and 156 officers were injured during the protests, and 49 police vehicles were damaged.

The protests started after the government raised Santiago's Metro fare during peak time from 800 to 830 Chilean pesos (from 1.13 to 1.17 US dollars) on Oct. 6.

Demonstrators argue that the increase is unjustified and that is not consistent with the country's average wage.


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