Thursday, August 30, 2007

Hundreds Arrested At Chili Demonstration

More than 400 people have been arrested after police using tear gas and water cannon clashed with demonstrators in the Chilean capital, Santiago. The worst clashes occurred as marchers tried to approach the government palace, La Moneda. Among the 100 or so injured was a socialists senator. The day long protest was called by Chili's largest trade union federation against free market economic policies. But it was used by many to voice their opposition to the government. They marched in several cities around the country. Outside the capital they were mostly peaceful.

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