Injured Protester Carried Away on Stretcher in Santiago

An injured protester was carried away on a stretcher in Santiago, Chile, on November 21 as police fired tear gas and water cannons on crowds of demonstrators.

The forceful police response to Chile’s ongoing protests has drawn criticism from demonstrators and human-rights organizations.

Amnesty International released a report on Thursday saying Chilean police were “carrying out widespread attacks using unnecessary and excessive force with the intention of injuring and punishing protesters.”

Twenty-two people have been killed and more than 2,000 people have been injured in the protests, according to reports.

The unrest started in October in opposition to proposed increases to subway fares. Despite the suspension of the fare increase, the protests have broadened to encompass issues of economic inequality and calls for the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera. Credit: Jon Kutsmeda via Storyful