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11 Sep 2018 | 10:24 AM UTC

Chile: Violent protests possible September 11

Chile News Alert

Violent protests possible September 11 throughout Chile on anniversary of military coup d’état; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/11/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/12/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Chile

Event

Potentially violent protests are possible throughout Chile on Tuesday, September 11, the 45th anniversary of the military coup d'état. The national electric company has enacted a contingency plan due to fears that vandalism during protests could disrupt electricity distribution in the capital Santiago and its surroundings. The company is calling on residents to maintain a safe distance from any downed power lines or other electricity infrastructure.

Context

In 1973, democratically-elected President Salvador Allende was overthrown by the army and police, ushering in a period of military dictatorship that continued until 1990. Violence is regularly reported on the coup anniversary.

Advice

Individuals in Chile are advised to avoid all protests and gatherings as a precaution and to be prepared for potential power outages.

 

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