Chile slides toward chaos | Dozens injured at anti-govt protest

At least ten people were reportedly arrested with dozens injured as crowds hit Chile’s capital in an anti-government demonstration, Friday.

Footage shows police using water cannons & tear gas to disperse the protesters who responded with projectiles and Molotov cocktails, setting a water cannon vehicle on fire, with the clashes disrupting capital’s traffic.

Chile’s political and social organizations called for a new wave of protests throughout March, ahead of the referendum on changing the constitution on April 26.

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