Curfew ordered to curb protests in Santiago
The Chilean government ordered a curfew and sent riot police into downtown Santiago to prevent a new wave of mass protests. The military said the measure was taken in response to leaflets circulating in the city ''giving instructions for undertaking acts of vandalism.''Skip to next paragraph
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Chileans are demanding an end to 10 years of military rule under President Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. The recent arrest of three opposition politicians - former Foreign Minister Gabriel Valdes and two other Christian Democrats - had increased antigovernment feeling.