Walmart Chile pulls court requests for police protection, but warns looting continues
U.S. Walmart Chile pulls court requests for police protection, but warns looting continues. SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Walmart in Chile on Monday pulled requests it filed earlier with Chilean courts demanding police protection for its supermarkets, but said looting of its stores continued and that the situation following weeks of unrest remained "complex." The Chilean subsidiary of the U.S.-based retailer (WMT.N) in November told judges in six cities that the attacks on its stores had "gravely" affected its ability to operate in the country. The judicial request for beefed up security - in the cities of Arica, Puerto Montt, Concepcion, Chillan, Temuco and Valdivia - followed a month of violent riots across the country that started over a hike in public transport fares and broadened to address simmering grievances over inequality.