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23 Aug 2020 | 03:13 AM UTC

Chile: Residents of Quintero and Puchuncaví (Valparaiso region) march on August 21

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Residents of Quintero and Puchuncaví (Valparaiso region) march to commemorate two years of massive poisoning on August 21; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/25/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Quintero (Valparaiso region), Puchuncaví (Valparaiso region)


Residents of Quintero and Puchuncaví (Valparaiso region) peacefully marched with signs to commemorate two years of massive poisoning on Friday, August 21. Two years after massive intoxication affecting over 1500 people occurred in the so-called "sacrifice zones" in Concón, Quintero, and Puchuncaví, inhabitants claim to feel unprotected. There has been slow development in the investigations on the incident and the companies in the industrial cordon continue to operate.


Those in the area are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations or large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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