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03 Sep 2019 | 07:38 AM UTC

Chile: Civil society groups to protest and strike nationwide September 5

Chile News Alert

Several civil society groups are calling for nationwide protests and a work stoppage on September 5; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/5/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION SAntiago, Temuco, Osorno

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At least 50 civil society groups have called for nationwide protests on Thursday, September 5, to demand democratic change and better rights. Organizers are planning a nationwide work stoppage at 12:00 (local time) and a "cacerolazo" at 20:00 in which participants plan to protest by making loud noises. Participants plan to gather at Plaza Bacquedano in Santiago at 11:00 and then march to Bulnes Square, at Yungay Plazuela in Osorno at 18:30, and at Plaza Dagoberto in Temuco from 11:00. Further protests are likely in other major urban areas.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation and business disruptions are expected throughout the country. 


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


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