Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Santiago during the latest demonstration on Friday.

Footage shows Carabineros, the Chilean national police force, firing tear gas and water cannons at the protesters.

Chile has been rocked by nation-wide protests since October, which were triggered the a now-withdrawn increase in subway fares. Social discontent has been fueled by frustration with President Sebastian Pinera's policies and growing inequality.

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