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Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:15 GMT

Chile’s Pinera Announces Tougher Measures to Face Rioters

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7Dnews London

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 17:02 GMT

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday November 7th announced new tougher measures to face looters and rioters, amid massive protests calling on the conservative billionaire to step down, Reuter reported. 

The acts of violence and riot have caused the death of at least 20 people since the start of the protests.

Pinera has rejected the idea of resigning and believes his term will expire after nearly two years despite strong anti-government protests sweeping the country. 

In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday November 5th, he said he was "democratically elected by a huge majority of Chileans".


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