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27 Jul 2018 | 10:08 AM UTC

Chile: Stabbing attack at abortion protest in Santiago July 25 /update 1

Chile News Alert

Four people stabbed by masked attackers during an abortion rights protest march in Santiago July 25

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 7/27/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Santiago

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Event

A stabbing attack was carried out by masked individuals during an abortion rights march held in the capital Santiago on the evening of July 25. Three women and a police officer were injured. The perpetrators also erected barricades as a counter-protest.

Context

Feminist groups held marches in cities nationwide, including in Santiago, Valparaíso, Temuco, and Antofagasta, on July 25 to call for free and legal abortions. This is a controversial issue in predominately Catholic Chile, as well as elsewhere in Latin America.

Advice

Individuals in Chile are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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