Due to super-long blackouts, people have taken matters to the streets. There were scattered riotings all over santiago and adjacent areas for some time but last night it really went out of control in many major crossings and especially in the poor neighborhoods. Many people were trapped in the city and couldn't get back home from the fear of getting hit by rocks or road blocks with burning tires and even gun fire. Still, there are no lights in santiago. We get light only 3-4 hours per day (24 hrs time period). Some better areas get more hours but I get about 3-4 hrs max. Many businesses are hurting as many just can't keep the businesses running with small generators. You need alot of power to run fridges, freezers and a/c. No one likes to drink a warm beer or sit in a hot restaurant (without a/c). Many generators are being burnt out due to heavy duty abuse. There are no technicians to be found to repair your unit quickly. The tech force just can't keep up with the local demand. If the situation is not resloved quickly, god help us. I predict some heavy rioting over the weekend if things don't turn around soon.