Chile’s leader declares emergency amid riots

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first_imgPinera spoke to the nation early onSaturday, declaring an emergency lockdown. SANTIAGO – Chile’s President SebastianPinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago as the city of 6million descended into chaos.    A subway ticket office is seen on fire during a protest against the increase in the subway ticket prices in Santiago, Chile on Oct. 19. REUTERS/RAMON MONROY He said he would invoke a specialstate security law to prosecute the “criminals” responsible for the city-widedamage.    Black-hooded protesters enraged byrecent fare hikes on public transportation lit fires at several metro stations,looted shops, burned a public bus, and swung metal pipes at train stationturnstiles during Friday’s afternoon commute, according to witnesses, socialmedia and television footage.(Reuters)last_img

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