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When the democratic bubble bursts: protests in Chile

27-01-2020 by Raquel Coljee

After almost thirty years of democracy in Chile, violent protests and military repression hits the country again. In reaction to a price hike of metro tickets on November 14, 2019, massive protests broke out in the country‚Äôs capital, Santiago. For the first time since the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) my family in Chile and all others present see the streets filled with armored vehicles, violence and destruction again. Within two months of military presence there are 5 confirmed deaths due to state violence, 3,583 injured, 208 cases of sexual... » meer lezen

Raquel Coljee