News Alerts

18 Jan 2019 | 08:25 PM UTC

Chile: Hundreds march in Santiago to protest fishing regulations Jan. 18

Chile News Alert

Hundreds of people march on presidential palace in Santiago on January 18 to protest fishing regulations; protests continue in Concepción and other cities

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/18/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Chile, Santiago, Concepción, Biobío, Lebu (Biobío region), Talcahuano

Event

Protests against fishing regulations continue in Chile as of Friday, January 18, with hundreds of people participating in a march on the presidential palace in Santiago. Protests have also occurred in Concepción, Talcahuano, and Lebu (Biobío region) in recent days, resulting in roadblocks, burning tires, and clashes with security forces involving the use of rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons. Protests are expected to continue, particularly in Biobío region, as well as in other cities, in the coming days and weeks. Transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are likely; clashes between police and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Context

Chile's congress recently passed a law that forbids the use of trawlers for the harvest of cuttlefish. Chile is the sixth-largest exporter of fresh fish and the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

Advice

Individuals in Chile are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate protests, transportation disruptions, and a heightened security presence, and avoid all protests due to the risk of violence.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news