Protesters Bang Pots in Streets Amid State of Emergency in Santiago

A night-time curfew has been introduced across Chile’s biggest cities as protests and widespread civil unrest caused chaos on October 20.

Outside the capital of Santiago, five people were reported to have died after a factory was burned by looters. A state of emergency was declared on Friday.

In this video, taken on Sunday, a group of protesters bang pots and other objects in the city centre streets. The ‘cacerolazo’, or casserole, is a traditional form of protest in Chile and other South American through which people show solidarity with a cause by making noise with household items.

The protests began in response to a proposed hike in metro fares but have since expanded to encompass general anger about the cost of living and inequality in the country. Credit: Pepe Díaz via Storyful