The protests in Chile started after the announcement of the increase in travel in the subway
In the US State Department said about the signs of Russia’s “influence” on the recent unrest in Chile. About it reports Reuters with reference to the representative office.
According to him, there are clear indications that someone took advantage of the unrest in Chile, caused by social inequality and the rising cost of living, and tried to influence them with the help of social networks.
The state Department has stressed that they see the signs of activity of Russia in this question.
The Chilean authorities have not commented on these statements, says the Agency.
Protests in Chile began on 18 October after the announcement of the increase in travel in the subway during rush hour from 800 to 830 Chilean pesos (about to 28.25 UAH). Subsequently Pinera has suspended the decision on price increase, but the protests continued.
October 20, when a fire in the riots killed three Chilean. In some regions of the country declared a state of emergency. 21 October in the Chilean capital Santiago during protests burned a garment factory, five people were killed.