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State of Emergency in Chile: (another) thread for non spanish speaking curious.

(1) At the beginning of this week, groups of students started jumping the turnstiles gates throughout the Santiago subway system in response to a $30 increase (0.042 dollars) in the rush hour fare.
(2) if you are shocked by this protest for such a "small" increase, be aware that the ticket ended up in $850 (1.17 dollars) in a Country were the minimum wage is only $426 dollars/month, which leads me to the next topic:
(3) Chile is a member of the @OECD. Among these countries, it has one of the lowest minimum wages (30% of the population lives with this). According to @lafundacionsol, 50% of Chileans live with less than 534 dollars/month, while the richest 10% earns more than 1407 dollars/month
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#THREAD Tension is high in #Chile as large demonstrations are taking place in many cities, following days of incidents culminated with the state of emergency being declared and curfew (for the first time since the dictatorship) being issued👇

High school students in Santiago peacefully begun #EvasionMasiva against surges in metro fares, which was met with harsh response by #CarabinerosDeChile (military police), here inside a metro car at Vicente Valdes metro station:…
Army units were deployed to #Santiago early on Oct. 19, where they soon made use of their individual weapons. In this video shots are fired next to Del Sol metro station. The truck drives NW passing underneath a bridge here:…
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