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Santiago protests

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The president of chile has declared a state of emergency in santiago after days of protests and unrest.

Troops have been deployed onto the streets of the capital.

The government says at least 180 people were detained after fridays incidents that saw transit stations attacked and a building set on fire.

According to the government, 57 police officers were injured in the unrest.

Protesters are upset about a hike in fares for public transit.

The government says the hikes are required to keep up with costs.

Today the country's senate will hold a special session to address



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