Two female police officers in Santiago, Chile were bombed and hospitalized in critical condition.
One of the victims screamed in agony when flames enveloped her body. Gas bombs were thrown by protesters into police forces. Other police used hands and a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.
The two victims were Maria Jose Hernandez, 25 and Abigail Catalina Aburto Cardenes, 20, both members of the Santiago special police task force.
|Protesters throw gas bombs on the street|
On the evening of November 4, Chilean Interior Minister Gonzalo Blumel went to the hospital to visit the two officers. He condemned the attack as "pure violence … unrelated to the legitimate demands of the people."
He said: "This is an act of violent, vile attack on two police officers who are working to protect the safety of the people."
|The female officer screamed in agony as fire enveloped her body (Image: Reuters)|
|Her teammates tried to put out the fire (Image: Reuters)|
Clashes between police and protesters are booming in the capital, Santiago. Protesters have caused a series of vandalism, attacks, and fires.
Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons to stop protesters.
|Violence is booming in Santiago, Chile|
|Up to 800 police officers were injured|
On November 6, President Sebastian Pinera presented to the National Assembly a bill to ensure the minimum wage of 480 USD / month (over 11 million VND).
"We are responding by action, not just by being kind to what people are asking for very strongly," the President said.