Chile orders new curfew as violent protests rage | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 23, 2019

Chile orders new curfew as violent protests rage

Chile was under curfew for the third night in a row Monday as violent protests and looting that left 12 people dead raged on into the working week. Protests originally against a hike in metro fares have turned into anger at the military and President Sebastian Pinera, who on Monday night proposed a “social agreement” to meet the demands of demonstrators. Army general Javier Iturriaga, charged with security in the capital, said the 8:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew was “necessary” as Santiago and several other cities were once again gripped by violence.

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