News Santiago protests: 1 million people take part in 'the biggest march in Chile' Over a million people have taken to the streets demanding President Sebastian Pinera's resignation. Deadly violence and protests over living costs and inequality continue in Santiago, Chile despite President Sebastian Piñera's announcement that ministers will … The 18-year-old student had become one of scores of people hit in the eyes, and in some cases blinded, by police rubber bullets in Chile's recent wave of anti-government protests. Chile travel advice during December 2019- February 2020. Credit... Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg, via Getty Images The Protests in Chile Experienced from Abroad. Getty "I've walked several kilometers searching for milk, but … Chile's President Sebastián Piñera has acknowledged that the police committed "abuses" when dealing with protests which have been rocking the country for the past month. Flaming hot Chile: Fires rage in Santiago as riot police blast smoke grenades at indigenous protesters amid violence over death of man, 24, shot dead by officers From Mon Laferte’s defiant statement at the Latin America Grammy Awards, to the feminist song by La Tesis that swept the globe, the feminist movement has never been more active in Chile as women take to the streets to make their voices heard. Santiago (AFP) - Running away as shots rang out, Carlos Vivanco turned to see where they were coming from. Demonstrators run from police launching water cannons and tear gas as a state of emergency remains in effect in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 20. A protest in Santiago, Chile, on Monday after a weekend of riots and clashes with soldiers and police that left 11 dead. Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered Sunday in a central Santiago square to mark the anniversary of a protest movement that broke out last year demanding greater equality in Chile. The truth is, Chile is unequal, even though it actually reduced poverty from 1989, the time of the democratic transition, until today, from 40% to 16%. Just when the protests broke out, he was in London. One is the most proximate cause, which is the increase in the subway fares, but that really doesn’t explain the underlying tensions. Protests In Chile Spread Into Wealthy Santiago Neigborhoods. Santiago Gov. Thousands protest in Santiago demanding Chile's president resign November 27, 2020, 4:00 AM Thousands of people gathered in central Santiago, Chile, on … Social Crisis. Civil protests have taken place throughout Chile in response to a raise in the Santiago Metro's subway fare, the increased cost of living, privatisation and inequality prevalent in the country. The demonstration comes just a week before Chileans vote in a referendum on whether to replace the dictatorship-era constitution -- one of the key demands when the protest movement began on October … At least 11 people have died in Chile, according to the mayor of capital city Santiago, as protests and violence in the country continued. Demonstrators hide from the water cannon fired by the police during the fifth day of protests in Santiago, Chile. Broken glass and bricks littered streets in Santiago after more violent protests Monday, prompting Chile's government to extend a curfew in the capital for a third straight day. Women on the streets of Santiago with green neck scarves are now a common sight, three months after the protests first began in the capital. By Paulina ABRAMOVICH 11/07/19 AT 12:25 AM . There are a number of reasons for the protests. The San Francisco de Borja church burns after violence erupted on the one-year anniversary of the start of anti-government protests in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 18. Chile protests 2 months on: ‘We’re ready to continue to very end’ Government concessions have failed to satisfy protesters who’ve vowed to stay in the streets until their demands are met A state of emergency has been declared across parts of Chile in response to huge anti-government protests that initially began in opposition to a 4% rise in subway fares. On Friday, Oct. 18, years of long-simmering tension over economic inequality, an unresponsive political system, and other factors erupted into massive demonstrations in cities across Chile after people in the capital of Santiago came into the streets to protest a fare increase for the city’s train system. The Protests in Chile Experienced from Abroad. Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images. David Nash is writer for Chile Today, living in Santiago. Chile’s military has taken over security in Santiago, a city of 6 million people now under a state of emergency with night-time curfews as 20,000 soldiers patrol the streets. SANTIAGO, Chile — The suddenness of the protests, the anger that spilled onto the streets every day, might have been surprising anywhere. Demonstrators display flags and banners during a protest against President Sebastian Piñera on Oct. 21, 2019 in Santiago, Chile, as protests continue into eighth day. In Chile, unresolved economic problems may lead to new protests “With the resources this country has, these problems should have been solved many years ago. image copyright AFP. Demonstrators protest against President Sebastián Piñera’s economic policies in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 21. image caption Chile has been rocked by protests over inequality since October 2019. Despite Chile’s reputation as one of the safest and most politically stable countries in South America, on Friday the 18 th of October, protests erupted in various neighbourhoods across the capital city, Santiago, and have since spread to other cities across the country. Thousands of people took to the streets in Santiago to protest against the government of President Sebastián Piñera. Due to the magnitude and diversity of these manifestations, are referred by Chilean media as an Estallido social (social outbreak). The attack appeared to take place Thursday evening in Chile’s northern province of Antofagasta. Reading Time: 4 minutes. In videos, protesters dive out of the way as a car … A riot police truck fires water to demonstrators during the ongoing protests against policies of Sebastian Piñera and longstanding inequality on Nov. 15, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. 30.08.2020 - Santiago, Chile - Redacción Chile This post is also available in: Spanish , German With cacerolazos ( pots and pans protest) , canvases, protest signs and panflets handed out by the subway exit Chile protested today against the the city of Temuco’s court, which only ruled house arrest for Martín Pradenas, who is indicted for sexual abuse and the rape of five women. Chile protests image copyright Reuters A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, Santiago, after protests sparked by increased metro ticket prices turned violent. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in Santiago in a fresh day of anti-government protests. Then he felt his left eye closing and his face dripping with blood. Share 1. 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