Protests in Chile

The protests that escalated into riots and clashes with the police began because of the increased cost of travel in metro.

More than 200 people have sought medical help for the last day in the Chilean capital of Santiago, covered the protests that turned into riots, official data released on Sunday, the Minister of health of the Republic Jaime Manalich.

Earlier it was reported about 314 people injured during protests in Santiago and the valparaíso region.

“In the last 24 hours with injuries of varying severity were treated 208 people. 32 people are in hospitals of the Metropolitan area, 10 of them in serious condition”, – quotes the words of the Minister in the Twitter Department. The Minister also told reporters about the death of a Colombian citizen from a gunshot wound. The circumstances of his death are established.

Recall that the protests that escalated into riots and clashes with police began in Santiago on Monday after the cost of the subway fare rose by an average of 30 pesos to a high of 850 pesos ($1.2). Later, the unrest has spread to and other cities of the country. Have been detained more than 600 people.

In this situation, the country’s President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital and several other cities, and abolished the increase in prices for journey in public transport. In Santiago, concepción and valparaíso was declared a curfew. Despite the introduction of the measure in cities was recorded riots, looting and looting.

Government of Concepcion has already announced the re-introduction of a curfew.