Chile- Police turn water cannon on anti-government protesters.mp4
Hundreds of anti-government protesters faced water cannons and gas as they rallied for the release of detained youths in demonstrations in Santiago on Friday.
The protesters gathered in Plaza Baquedano, where anti-government protests have been common since 2019. Four hours after the demonstration began, local police announced the arrest of nine demonstrators.
Chile has been rocked by anti-government protests since 2019, leading to a referendum this October in which citizens overwhelmingly voted for a new constitution.
For weeks, protesters have staged demonstrations every Friday, not only demanding the release of the detained youths, but also economic reforms and even the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.