23 DEAD AS VIOLENT UNREST IN CHILE ENTERS FIFTH WEEK | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

   23 DEAD AS VIOLENT UNREST IN CHILE ENTERS FIFTH WEEK

Looting and demonstrations took place in cities across the South American nation, and an agreement on a political roadmap that will see Chile draft a new constitution has halted neither the anger, nor the bloodshed. Furious Chileans have since October 18 been protesting social and economic inequality, and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the wealthiest families in the country, among other issues.

The crisis is the worst in three decades of Chilean democracy and has led to around 2,000 injuries, including some 280 people who suffered eye damage from shotgun pellets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will all come down, to where the police and military sympathies lie; if they lie with the rulers, we can expect a great deal more bloodshed, before the government claims the people "pacified"; if not, it may well be a new, and democratic day, for Chile.

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