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Chilean fishermen block roads and demand coronavirus aid

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Chilean fishermen have blocked several rural roads and engaged in clashes with police. They set up roadblocks and set tyres on fire on Wednesday, the radio station Cooperativa reported. The police used tear gas against the demonstrators. The self-employed fishermen were demanding the same state support that small businesses have received during the coronavirus pandemic. “The roads will remain blocked until the government grants this bonus that all fishermen in Chile are demanding,” said union leader Norberto Vega. During the pandemic, there were repeated protests in the South American country….

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