From a metro ticket, to a new constitution

Matias Cortez

2019 - Ongoing

Chile; Santiago Metropolitan, Chile

From the metro ticket to a new constitution.

In October, students from Chile organized to protest against the rise in public transport, these manifestations were prolonged over time as the population began to demand lawsuits against the inequality established by the neo-liberal economic model of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Curfew, violence, mass protests, police abuse, state violence and human rights violations frame Chile’s social outbreak that has not yet ended.

So far, government responses have been deficient and repressive with citizens.

To date there are 27 dead and 3583 injured, 359 civilians injured with an eye burst because of steel pellets, two of them completely blind. Various human rights associations such as International Amnesty and Human Rights Watch have

described the government’s response as “really worrying”.

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  • October 18th, first night of the social outbreak

  • Priests Rapists

  • A demonstrator rises a black Chilean flag

  • Demonstrator looking for a rubber bullet in one leg

  • October 18th, first night of the social outbreak

  • Man getting hit by tear bomb shoot

  • a man cover himself with bicarbonated water because of the tear gas

  • group of demonstrators helping firefighters

  • Louder than everything else

  • demonstrators in the frontline

  • chilean police

  • man kicking out a tear bomb gas

  • demonstrators in the frontline resisting water canyon

  • demonstrators in the frontline resisting water canyon

  • man fainted by tear gas

  • chilean police

  • Chilean police

  • family runing away from the police gas car

  • nurse brigade helping protesters

  • nurse brigade helping protesters

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