May-hem day: Tear gas & water cannons deployed during demo in Chile

Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Santiago as thousands took to the streets of the Chilean capital for an International Workers’ Day march.

Violence reportedly broke out when protesters in black started attacking the police mid-march. Special Forces responded with tear gas and water cannons.

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Rap group fights for indigenous rights in Chile

Performing to around 100 people in a Santiago park, rap band “Wechekeche Ni Trawun” is using music as a peaceful way to fight for the rights of the Mapuche indigenous community. Wearing traditional bandanas in the “Trarilonco” colors, three of the band’s members beat out the rhythm with their “wada” instruments, a form of Mapuche maracas.

Chaos in Santiago: Students set fire in protest, cops put it out & disperse crowd with water cannon

Students clashed with police during a demonstration to celebrate the ‘Day of the Young Combatant’ in Santiago on Thursday. Using plastic bags & other objects, protesters set fire on different points of the street where the demonstration took place.

The protest was organised by Mecem (Student Movement against Commercial Education), formed mostly by secondary students. The demonstration reportedly ended with riot police trying to disperse students with a water cannon used to put out the fire.

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Chilean police uses teargas & water cannons to disperse protestors for rights of indigenous people

Hundreds of people gathered in the Chilean capital of Santiago to protest for the rights of the Mapuche indigenous people.

Streets were set on fire as police dispersed around 400 protesters using water cannons and teargas.

The Mapuche cause came to prominence when a 24-year-old farmer named Camilo Catrillanca was shot in the back by police in the Araucania region in November 2018.

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Water cannons, rocks & rainbows: Climate change protest turns violent in Chile

Police deployed water cannons against students who participated in the ‘Fridays for Future’ demonstration against climate change, in Santiago on Friday. At least one protester was filmed being detained by riot police.

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