A mobilization for Labor Day concluded this Sunday with looting, riots and three gunshot wounds in Santiago de Chile.
The disturbances were recorded at the Central Station, the portals reported Emol y Third. The march had been called by the Central Classista de Trabajadores.
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Several commercial premises were looted by a group of hooded people. The police repressed the violent demonstrators with hydrant cars.
Looting and riots in Santiago (Video: Carabineros)
Incidents in Santiago: barricades and Molotov cocktails
Carabineros reported that there are two foreigners detained for allegedly shooting at demonstrators. It is about a Colombian and a Venezuelan who would be merchants in the area.
Police sources cited by Third reported that there are three people with gunshot wounds, one of them in serious condition after receiving the impact on the skull. A fourth person was wounded with a knife, according to Emol.
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Riots broke out in the sector known as Barrio Meiggs. There, a group of people set up barricades, threw Molotov cocktails and looted business premises.
Protesters threw Molotov cocktails at police cars (Video: Carabineros)
In parallel, thousands of people gathered in downtown Santiago to march for labor rights and demand better wages, days after the Chilean government announced a 12.5% increase in the minimum wage.
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The traditional march for Workers’ Day began in Plaza Italia, where thousands of people gathered with flags and banners in favor of workers’ labor rights, led by the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), the main Chilean union.