Chileans blinded by police firing pellet guns in protests

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Published November 15, 2019, 12:27 PM

By the Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chileans are accustomed to seeing violent clashes between police and demonstrators but a new trend is leaving them shaken: the blinding of protesters by shotgun pellets fired by state’s security agents.

In this Nov. 8, 2019 file photo, an injured man is carried to safety by volunteers during anti-government protests in the Plaza Italia in Santiago, Chile. In less than a month, more than 230 Chileans have lost sight in one eye, mostly due to the impact of pellets fired by the police during clashes with protesters demanding greater equality and improved social services. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File Photo/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Chile’s main medical body says at least 230 people have lost sight after

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