The Chilean military declared another curfew in Santiago on Sunday, October 20, as protests continued in the capital over recent fare hikes in public transportation. The curfew will be enforced between 19:00 (local time) on Sunday evening and 06:00 on the morning of Monday, October 21. A state of emergency remains in effect in Santiago amid violent protests that have left at three people dead since October 19.
A heightened security presence and disruptions to transportation and business are to be expected in the coming hours and days across Santiago. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.
On October 6, the Chilean government announced an increase in metro and bus fares. Students subsequently began jumping over metro turnstiles to protest the fare hikes, presaging mass demonstrations in the capital over the perceived high cost of living.
Individuals in Santiago are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, budget extra time to reach their destinations if traveling through areas affected by demonstrations, prepare for disruptions to transportation and business, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.
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