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3 dead after Chile protests over subway fare hikes in Santiago

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Thousands have been protesting in Chile’s capital over the past week since the country’s government proposed raising prices for its public transit system.

Photos from the scenes in Santiago, Chile have shown buses and subway stations engulfed in flames, and protesters clashing with armed military soldiers in charge of restoring order. The protests have resulted in at least three deaths after a supermarket near the capital was reportedly looted and burned.

Even after Chilean president Sebastián Piñera announced Saturday that plans for the subway fare hike would be suspended, the violent and fiery protests have continued.

Here are some the photos that shed light on the widespread protests through the streets of Chile’s capital:

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