Violence in Chile
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Violence erupts on day one of Chile national strike

Chile is set for the second day of a 48-hour national strike called by the main trade unions, who are demanding a raft of reforms.

Wednesday's stoppage began peacefully but violent clashes later erupted.

Protesters threw stones and burned tires in several cities, including the capital, Santiago. Riot police responded with water cannon and tear gas.

Officials said 348 people were arrested and dozens injured.

  • 25 Aug 2011
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