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01 Jul 2019 | 09:26 AM UTC

Chile: Nationwide protests scheduled for July 3

Chile News Alert

Teachers’ unions on strike call for a nationwide protest in support for education on July 3; transportation delays expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/4/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Chile, SAntiago

Event

Members of several teachers' unions called for nationwide protests in Chile, in defense of public education, which will take place on Wednesday, July 3. In Santiago, an event is scheduled to take place in Plaza Italia starting at 11:00 (local time).

Other protests and events should be expected across the country, particularly in urban areas.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of the protest. Public and commercial services, as well as transportation, will be affected.

Context

The calls for a nationwide strike come amid an ongoing teachers' strike, which began on Monday, June 3, and seeks to demand improved working conditions and retirement benefits, among other key issues to public education.

Advice

Individuals in Chile, and particularly in Santiago, 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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