On 25 November 2019 Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle documented street protests, including women in Temuco, Chile marching against violence toward women. For GJEP’s complete coverage on the chilean uprising visit Chile Uprising News.
Peace sign flashed during a 25 Nov. march to end violence against women in Temuco, Chile. Photo: Langelle/GJEP
The Guardian 6 March 2020
Charis McGowan in Santiago
More than a million women in Chile are preparing to join a massive protest this Sunday to mark International Women’s Day, in a march expected to reignite the wave of social unrest that began four months ago.
Anger over rising metro fares erupted in October into a series of nationwide protests against inequality, social injustice and the high cost of living. Violent clashes between protesters and police have resulted in more than 30 dead, thousands injured and 445 with eye injuries caused by police weapons – leaving 34 people blinded.
After a summer lull, Sunday’s march will be the first mass demonstration since New Year’s Eve. It is expected to be the first of several protests in the run-up to a historic referendum in April, when Chileans will vote on reforming the country’s Pinochet-era constitution.
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