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Chile President, Pinera, declares, emergency, capital, rocked, riots

Chile President Pinera declares emergency as capital rocked by riots

10 October, 2019 2:33 pm 2:33 pm

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered. Black-hooded protesters enraged by recent fare hikes on public transportation lit fires … Read More

Ex-French boxing champ surrenders after punching police during protest

01 January, 2019 11:36 pm 11:36 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – A former French boxing champion filmed landing punches on riot police during a ‘yellow vest’ protest in Paris last weekend turned himself in on Monday, saying he was defending himself. Christophe Dettinger, who was twice national light-heavyweight champion, was caught on camera jumping over the railings of a pedestrian bridge blocked by … Read More