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During the afternoon of this Friday, and as has happened the last time, again registered demonstrations in Plaza Baquedano.

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It was a group of about 500 protesters, who met around 6:00 p.m. in the surroundings of the monument of General Baquedano.

In the place, a demonstration took place that led to incidents, where hooded men clashed with Carabineros, destroying traffic lights and lighting fires.

According to preliminary information, so far two people have been detained.

Public Order Control personnel of the Chilean Police Department first performed a peripheral to disperse the protesters, reminding the people who were in the place that the Santiago commune is in Phase 2, so meetings of more than 50 people outdoors.

However, the people ignored the call, for which the water launchers came into action. Despite the police action, the protesters also managed to take over the Monument sector.

In addition, they displayed a large Mapuche flag.

For now, Carabineros recommended take alternative routes since the traffic is cut off.

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Metro, meanwhile, reported that the Baquedano station is closed, available only to combine.

Juan Moreno | RBB

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