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05 Sep 2019 | 12:11 PM UTC

Chile: Protesters erect roadblocks and stop traffic into Santiago September 5 /update 1

Chile News Alert

Protesters in the outskirts of Santiago block transit and erect roadblocks into the city; expect delays

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/6/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION SAntiago, Temuco, Osorno

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Event

Protesters in the Santiago Metropolitan Region have erected several roadblocks across the city on Thursday, September 5. Affected areas include La Parroquia in La Florida, La Granja, and San Miguel. Reports indicate that protesters and police clashed, with police using live ammunition, though no injuries were reported. The protests are a part of a nationwide call for mobilization to demand democratic change and better rights. More blockades and clashes are likely throughout the day of protest across the country, though especially so in Santiago.

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

Advice

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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