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24 Jun 2019 | 03:23 PM UTC

Chile: Protestors close access roads in Antofagasta amid ongoing protests on June 23 /update 3

Chile News Alert

Teachers close access roads throughout Antofagasta on June 23; further protests expected nationwide

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/30/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Chile, Antofagasta

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Event

Numerous teachers in Antofagasta blocked access to the north (Route 1), center (Salar del Carmen) and the south of Antofagasta (La Negra) on Sunday, June 23, amid an ongoing teachers' strike. The closures were a reaction to the government's response to the strike, which entailed asking teachers to return to work without any of their demands fulfilled. Access to all roads have been restored, though similar interruptions should be expected over the next several days and weeks in metropolitan cities across Chile.

Associated transportation and commercial disruptions, along with a heightened security presence, are expected in the vicinity of the protest.

Context

Teachers in Chile have been on strike since Monday, June 3, which has produced significant disruptions across the country. Their demands include bonuses being paid, increased security for educators, end double evaluations, and an increase in working hours.

Advice

Individuals in Chile are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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