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11 dead in worsening Chile violence

SANTIAGO: Chile ordered an overnight curfew on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for the third day in a row as violent protests and looting that left 11 people dead over the weekend raged on into the working week. Protests originally against a hike in metro fares have turned into anger at the military and President Sebastian Pinera, who on Monday night proposed a “social agreement” to meet the demands of demonstrators. Army general Javier Iturriaga, charged with security in the capital, said the 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew was “necessary” as Santiago and several other cities were once again gripped by violence.

AFP


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Today’s Front Page December 12, 2019

Today’s Front Page December 12, 2019