Chile Protests Continue Despite Government Retreat on Subway Fare Hike
Protests and violence continued in Chile, October 20, Sunday despite the cancellation of a subway fare hike that prompted mass demonstrations.
READ MORE: Officials in the Santiago region said three people died in a fire at a looted supermarket early Sunday — one of 60 Walmart-owned outlets that have been vandalized. The company said many stores did not open during the day.
At least two airlines cancelled or rescheduled flights into the capital, affecting more than 1,400 passengers Sunday and Monday.
President Sebastián Piñera, facing the worst crisis of his second term as head of the South American country, announced Saturday night he was cancelling a subway fare hike imposed two weeks ago. It had led to major protests that included rioting that caused millions of dollars in damage to burned buses and vandalized subway stops, office buildings and stores. (AP)