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Chileans protest against Venezuelan migrants

Thousands of people in northern Chile have staged a protest against migration from Venezuela.

Demonstrators marched through the city of Iquique waving Chilean flags and demanding the expulsion of what they called foreign criminals.

  • BBC

Some tore down tents that had housed migrants, while at least one person was beaten by the crowd.

There has been an increase in people arriving in Chile after fleeing Venezuela’s economic collapse.

The protest, which attracted 4,000 people, was triggered by a video that showed two Chilean policemen being attacked at a checkpoint by suspected Venezuelan drug dealers.

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