Water cannon & tear gas as protesters clash with Chile police
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Heavy clashes hit the city of Lota, central Chile on Tuesday, with riot police using water cannon and tear gas to disperse crowds who responded by throwing missiles at the officers. The unrest occurred when several dozen fishermen started blocking a road over a payment dispute with the government. The benefit promised by the Chilean government is supposed to compensate the fishermen for economic disadvantages caused by falling catch quotas for sardines and anchovies as well as business closures imposed by the reduction of biomass.