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”.