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Chile orders an overnight curfew in Santiago for third day as violent left 11 dead: Official

Chile's authorities placed Santiago under curfew for third day as death toll has risen to 11 and almost 1,500 people were detained in the worst outbreak of social unrest in decades.

AFP , Monday 21 Oct 2019
Demonstrators run as they clash with security forces during a protest against Chile's state economic model in Valparaiso, Chile October 21, 2019 (Photo: Reuters)
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Chile ordered an overnight curfew for the third day in a row on Monday as violent demonstrations and looting that left 11 people dead continued for a fourth straight day.

Army general Javier Iturriaga announced the curfew would last from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am as protests originally against a hike in metro fares turned into anger at President Sebastian Pinera and the military.


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