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Church torched as people mark Chile protest anniversary in Santiago

The spire of San Francisco de Borja church in Santiago collapses in flames after protesters vandalized it and set it on fire. Thousands of demonstrators gathered Sunday in central Santiago to mark the anniversary of a protest movement that broke out last year demanding greater equality in Chile.

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