Give me context…On October 6, the price of the subway increased in Chile from 800 pesos ($1.13) to 830 pesos ($1.17). Thousands of people took the streets and protests became very violent.
- Protesters looted and set fire to stores.
- 960 were people arrested.
- 11 dead and 65 injured.
The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, announced that he was suspending the subway fare increase and he declared a state of emergency in the city of Santiago de Chile.
What happens with a state of emergency?
Basically, the military takes control of the city and people aren’t allowed to leave their homes at certain times and move freely around.
The subway fare increase was the final straw. Now, the people are protesting against the significant economic inequalities.
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