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07 Aug 2020 | 04:45 AM UTC

Chile: Protests held in Iquique, Concepción, Santiago, and Villa Alemana August 6

Chile News Alert

Protests and commemorations held in Iquique, Concepción, Santiago, and Villa Alemana following homicide of teenager on August 6; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/7/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/9/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Chile

Event

Protests and commemorations have taken place in Iquique, Concepción, Santiago, and Villa Alemana on Thursday evening, August 6. Residents of these cities protested with pots and pans and lit candles in main squares following the reported homicide of a teenager, Ámbar Cornejo. Cornejo was reportedly killed by her mother's partner, who was convicted for two murders in 2005 but was released on probation in 2016 after only serving 11 years of a 27-year sentence. Protesters demand justice for Cornejo and call for change in Chile's judiciary system to protect citizens from violent crime and homicides.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated in the vicinity of protests.

Advice

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

 

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