Boy, 16, dies in hospital after suffering a gunshot wound during the mass demonstrations against the president of Chile, Sebastián PiñeraChile
A teenager died after being shot in the chest during the mass protests against President Sebastián Piñera, the capital.
local media said the 16-year-old was shot dead near a barricade of security as protesters clashed with police in Santiago on Thursday - the second day of a two-day strike against Piñera, which was marked by violent clashes and sporadic looting.
"The young man died of a gunshot wound to the chest. He died in hospital, "said a spokesman for the police.
local media witnesses said blamed police firing.
"The death of every citizen is a very serious situation," said Rodrigo Ubilla, an Interior Ministry official, ..
The government said more than 1,300 people were arrested Wednesday and seriously injured several police officers - two of them shot - such as violence broke out. Dozens of shops and supermarkets were looted, and buses were damaged.
Organizers said about 600,000 people joined the protests on Thursday in Chile. Reuters journalists estimated the crowd in the capital, about 200,000 people.
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