(CNN Espanol) – Authorities in Chile announced two deaths on Tuesday.
At a press conference, Marcelo Araya, the national director of the Carabineros Order and Security, said that although the protests were largely peaceful, there had been significant looting and damage. The officer gave a balance of 450 detainees, 279 of whom were in the metropolitan area of Santiago, injuring 11 civilians and injuring 45 police officers.
Chile’s Interior and Defense Minister Rodrigo Delgado Mokerkar has described the violence as a group alien to the majority of peaceful protesters in the country.
“We are in the presence of criminals who do not represent the majority,” he said, referring to the chapters that robbed and destroyed public works on Monday.
Delcado added that 19,000 caravans and 3,000 intelligence police were working to maintain order in the country.
Day of demonstrations
Thousands of people attended the events throughout the day. Most of the rallies called by social media in various cities were peaceful. But some of the protests on Monday turned violent. There was robbery and a car caught fire.
The 2019 protests – a combination of large peaceful marches and small violent riots – have killed about thirty people around the capital, Santiago, and are on the verge of destruction.
Numerous processions gathered from various parts of the city known as Plaza de la Dignitad, the stronghold of the 2019 protests in Santiago, causing massive traffic congestion and the closure of some metro stations. Protesters exploded firecrackers and set fires, sparking some clashes with police.
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