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29 Aug 2020 | 03:45 PM UTC

Chile: Police use tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters in Santiago August 28

Chile News Alert

Police disperse demonstrators using tear gas and water cannon in Santiago’s Plaza Italia on August 28; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/29/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/31/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION SAntiago

Event

Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters in Santiago's Plaza Italia on Friday night, August 28. Police reportedly disbanded protesters due to the current health regulations which prohibit crowds of over 50 people. Police stated that at least 21 individuals were arrested during the protests on Friday night.

Further associated demonstrations are possible in Santiago in the near term. A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are possible in the vicinity of all demonstrations.

Advice

Those in Santiago are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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