18 Nov by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

With stores burned and looted, Walmart seeks police protection in riot-hit Chile

Walmart has sought court orders for police protection in protest-wracked Chile after more than 120 of its supermarkets were looted or burned. The Chilean subsidiary of the U.S.-headquartered retailer lodged orders with courts in six Chilean cities, saying the attacks on its stores had put its staff's safety and jobs at risk, "gravely" affected its ability to operate in the country and caused it "enormous economic damage". "The state of Chile has failed to fulfill its duty to guarantee public order and internal public security," it said in court documents submitted on Wednesday and made public on Monday....