UN calls for independent inquiry into Chile protester deaths

Chile's president orders another overnight curfew as violent protests show no sign of let up.

by

    Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has promised to meet opposition leaders to create what he calls a "new social contract".

    Pinera is trying to appeal to protesters who have defied a military curfew for a third night.

    The demonstrations began over an increase in metro rail ticket prices, but turned into a movement against the government.

    The United Nations has called for an independent investigation after 11 people were killed in riots over the weekend.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Santiago.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    We visualised 1.2 million votes at the UN since 1946. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.