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Tens of thousands of Chileans want the resignation of the President

In Chile's capital, Santiago de Chile demonstrated in tens of thousands against the policy of the government. Three weeks after the beginning of the protests in the South American country, a March to the Plaza Italia moved on Friday evening. This was renamed on a huge screen in the "place of Dignity". The participants waved Chilean flags and banners with slogans against the conservative President Sebastián Piñera. As the protest March passed by the presidential Palace, demanding the protesters demanding the resignation of the Chilean President.

According to a report in the newspaper "La Tercera" it was the second largest Demonstration in the since weeks of protests. The sheet language of around 75'000 participants.

In the case of violent clashes on the outskirts of the rally was a building of the private University of Pedro de Valdivia in fire. Triggered the fire was got, as masked protesters with the security forces to each other and barricades in the vicinity of the University, set fire to themselves, as eyewitnesses reported local media. In addition, violent protesters looted a Church and erected barricades out of furniture.

in-Depth reforms

called for the Demonstration was called in social networks, after Piñera on Thursday in a speech announced new security measures. He tried not, the crisis in the country as a Problem of public order represent, but on the demands of the protesters. This challenge in particular, pensions and reform of the Constitution, as well as in-depth reforms of the ultra-liberal economic system in Chile. "The message of Piñera yesterday was an open provocation, he understands nothing," said the 27-year-old Student Cristian.

demonstrations have been held according to media reports in other cities of the country. In Vina del Mar near Valparaiso, it came to violent clashes between protesters and police. (roy/SDA)

Created: 09.11.2019, 03:23 PM

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