Subway service in Chile's capital suspended as protest grows

Subway service in Chile's capital suspended as protest growsSubway service in Chile’s capital was suspended Friday, trapping hundreds of thousands of commuters on their way home from work, after high school students flooded subway stations, jumping turnstiles, dodging fares and vandalizing stations as part of protests against a fare hike. Police who had been trying to break up the protests with tear gas withdrew from some subway stations. As midnight passed, President Sebastián Piñera announced a state of emergency in affected areas, allowing authorities to restrict rights to assembly and movement.



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