Police Fire Tear Gas at Thousands of Protesters in Chile
A protest in Chile’s capital Santiago turned violent, Friday, October 25, with police firing tear gas and water cannon at demonstrators.
Truck drivers and some public transport operators in Chile staged a strike on Friday, posing a new challenge to a government struggling to contain deadly unrest over economic hardships.
Hundreds of trucks drove slowly on a main highway that skirts the capital of Santiago, where stone-throwing protesters have fought riot police for more than a week. Some Chileans in cars and motorcycles joined the protest, held to demand an end to private highway tolls.
Violence also broke out in the port of Valparaiso, a scene of daily clashes. Thousands demonstrated in other parts of the country of 18 million.