Chile president announces tougher public order laws

A demonstrator is detained by riot police during clashes in Santiago, Chile on November 7, 2019. Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on November 7, 2019 announced a series of measures to tighten public order. PHOTO | RODRIGO ARANGUA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The legislative package bans protesters from wearing hoods and burning barricades, and provides greater protection for police.
  • Police said nearly 10,000 people had been arrested during the unrest which began on October 18.
  • Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has rejected calls to resign.



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