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Chile: Mapuche anti-Columbus march ends in clashes with police

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Mapuches march in Santiago, Chile, against Columbus Day celebrations. Mapuches march in Santiago, Chile, against Columbus Day celebrations.

Merco Press, October 14th 2014

Chilean police fired tear gas and water cannon on Sunday to break up thousands of indigenous protesters demanding land rights and condemning Columbus Day, after masked demonstrators began throwing stones.

The march in Santiago began festively, with demonstrators decked out in colourful clothing and playing traditional indigenous music from around the country. But some protesters turned violent, throwing stones at police, who responded by firing water cannon and tear gas.

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