Chilean protests reach country’s salmon farming region

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Chile’s government are aiming to extend a curfew in the capital for the third day as worst unrest in 30 years claims 11 lives.

The Chilean protests, sparked by a now-suspended metro fare hike, has widened to reflect anger over living costs and inequality, reports the BBC.

Now a state of emergency already in place in Santiago is to be extended to cities in the country’s north and south.

Footage from 33 segundos showed thousands of people marching yesterday in the salmon farming region of Puerto Montt, Los Lagos, causing traffic stoppages and delays to traffic.

En vivo. Marcha en Puerto Montt

Publisert av 33 segundos Mandag 21. oktober 2019

Footage from Biobiochile showed one protester getting violently beaten by armed police.

Six thousand people also marched in Punta Arenas, the capital city of Chile’s southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena, reports El Pinguino.

SalmonBusiness has contacted several salmon farmers to find out the impact of the disruption on the area’s fresh salmon deliveries.