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24 Jul 2018 | 07:26 AM UTC

Chile: Nationwide abortion rights protests July 25

Chile News Alert

Feminist groups to hold abortion rights marches in cities nationwide July 25; heightened security presence and traffic disruptions expected near associated demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 7/25/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Santiago, Valparaíso, Temuco, Antofagasta

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Event

Feminist groups will hold marches in cities nationwide, including in Santiago, Valparaíso, Temuco, and Antofagasta, on Wednesday, July 25, to call for free and legal abortions. In the capital Santiago, demonstrators will march from Plaza Baquedano (Plaza Italia) to Plaza de Los Héroes; in Valparaíso from Plaza Victoria to Congreso Nacional; in Temuco from Plaza Dagoberto Godoy (Plaza del Hospital) to Iglesia Catedral de Temuco; and in Antofagasta, protesters will be stationed at the intersection of Prat and Matta streets. All demonstrations will begin at 18:00 (local time). A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near demonstration sites.

Advice

Individuals in Chile, particularly in the above cities, are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution and to anticipate transportation disruptions in the vicinity of protests.

 

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