Chilean Government Threatens to Impose State Security Law on Striking Truckers

Truckers are on their fifth day of strike action over violence in the country’s south and want a number of law and order bills fast-tracked through congress.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean government on Monday threatened to invoke a state security law to penalize striking truck drivers blocking main highway routes and damaging supply chains, after talks between the two sides broke down.

Chile’s interior minister Victor Perez said the government had made a “serious and all-encompassing” offer of greater security for the trucking industry, without giving further details.

Truckers are on their fifth day of strike action over violence in the country’s south and want a number of law and order bills fast-tracked through congress.

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