Striking miners clashed with police at Chuquicamata mine on Tuesday, June 18, as miners attempted to obstruct access to the site. The clashes came amid the fifth day of the strike by the miners, who launched the industrial action following the failure of talks over a collective labor contract. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the striking miners; at least 12 people were arrested.
Similar protests and clashes are to be expected as the strike is anticipated to continue over the coming days.
Individuals in Chile are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the mine and all related demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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