From a wide coalition of unions and student groups, a protest took place in Santiago on the 21st against President Piñera and what they see as a failure to amend the constitution from Pinochet’s times. Over 500 protesters attended the march in the city.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Pereira for a 4th day of demonstrations in Colombia in opposition to tax hikes on basic goods and services as well as the privatization of healthcare. Police attacked the largely peaceful demonstration, resulting in clashes that occurred throughout the night in the city’s commercial center.
Artisanal fishers across Chile took to the streets to demand state aid and subsidization for their sector of work, made up of mostly indigenous families whose minimum wage stands at around $389 USD. Demonstrators burned tires and blocked roads, causing as much disruption as possible to force a concession of their demands.
Dozens of students gathered at the DEMRE (Department of Evaluation, Mediation, and Educational Registration) facility in the University of Chile in Santiago for the acceptance of demands made more than a decade ago by activists, which included an end to standardized tests and universal and free access to higher education. Carabineros then arrived on the scene, arresting several and causing injuries among the crowd.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Bucaramanga for a 5th consecutive day as part of a continued general strike in Colombia, in opposition to police violence and the privatization of hospitals. Police attacked the demonstration as it passed downtown, which led to the incineration of several banks and police-affiliated buildings.