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  • Chile: Protestors reject political concessions by Prez, continue demonstrations

    Published on October 30, 2019

    Protesters in Chile rejected President Sebastian Pinera’s political concessions as major demonstrations continued across the country demanding greater equality and constitutional changes.

    Protests erupted again on Tuesday despite Pinera’s decision to reshuffle his cabinet on Monday, as part of his moves to quell a weeklong uprising against his administration.

    Pinera replaced one-third of his cabinet, including Andres Chadwick, the right-wing interior minister who was heavily criticised for calling protesters criminals last week.

    What started as a demonstration against a four per cent increase in Santiago’s metro rail fare earlier this month has evolved into a wider dissent against decades of growing inequality.