Demonstrations and gatherings to commemorate International Women's Day will be held in Santiago on Friday, March 8. A march is set to begin at 18:30 (local time) from Bustamente Park and end at Echaurren Street via Avenue Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins. Additional related demonstrations are possible in Santiago and other major urban areas. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions including road closures are expected near the demonstration sites.
Intentional Women's Day is celebrated each year in numerous countries on March 8 to push forward women's right and shed the light on inequalities in between men and women. Feminist Night marches are organized in Istanbul since 2003 to celebrate this event.
Individuals in Santiago are advised to follow all instructions issued by local authorities, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and allow for extra time to reach their destinations.
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