One million protestors march in Santiago

Amman, Almost one million people protested Friday evening in the Chilean capital, Santiago, in the biggest rallies yet since violence broke out a week ago over inequality.

According to Reuters, protesters waved national flags, danced, banged pots with wooden spoons and bore placards urging political and social change streamed through the streets, walking for miles from around Santiago to converge on Plaza Italia.

Santiago Governor Karla Rubilar tweeted that one million people marched in the capital while protesters elsewhere took to the streets in every major Chilean city.

Protests in Chile that started over a hike in public transport fares boiled into riots, arson and looting that have killed at least 17 people, injured hundreds, and resulted in more than 7,000 arrests.

Source: Jordan News Agency