Chileans in a bold democratic move rejected in a referendum a new constitution that was drafted by a convention with equal number of women and men delegates. It is a constitution that proposed to make Chile a “plurinational state”, declared Indigenous autonomous territories, gave priority to environment and gender parity.
Protests in Iraq, Lebanon, Hong Kong and Kashmir. There is a particular trend and a pattern. The message is loud and clear — citizens are tired, angry and fed up of the government and with the government’s gimmicks (“J-K restrictions have to be reviewed: SC”, Oct.25, Gulf Today).
The National Forestry Commission of the Agriculture Ministry said on Twitter that at least 100 hectares (250 acres) were burned by afternoon and people had been evacuated from the area.
The rally took place in the Plaza Italia, which has since October 18 become the epicenter of massive citizen protests against President Sebastian Pinera's right-wing government.
Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed
Chileans angry over social and economic issues clashed with security forces for a second day Saturday despite a state of emergency declared to quell the worst violence in years in one of Latin America's most stable countries.
Santiago and other Chilean cities have been engulfed by several days of rioting as protests over an increase in public transport costs prompted President Sebastian Pinera to declare a state of emergency.
During a ceremony in Santiago, Pinera said that 30 years of democratic rule in Chile had been a "fertile" period that dragged eight million Chileans out of poverty.
Skeletal remains have reportedly come to the surface after strong winds and increased rainfall lashed an area in Chile.