Vancouver residents express solidarity with those protesting neoliberal Sebastián Piñera regime in Chile

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      There was some pushback in Vancouver today against a repressive billionaire who's ruling what used to be a bastion of freedom in South America.

      Dozens of people gathered in the plaza outside the CBC building on Hamilton Street for music, dancing, poetry, and speeches, all designed to send a message to Chilean president Sebastián Piñera.

      Around 20 people have been killed and thousands have been arrested in recent mass street demonstrations against outrageous inequality in the country.

      Today's event in Vancouver was a festive affair, as the images below indicate.

      But there was also a display set up to honour those who've lost their lives as a result of state-sponsored violence.