Hundreds of feminists in the Teresa Flores collective gathered along Vespucio Avenue in La Florida, Santiago, to protest against the increase of femicides in 2020 in Chile as opposed to in 2019, calling on the state to take action.
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Hundreds of protesters across Chile marched against the approval of the new open-pit Dominga mine, which threatens the ecosystem of the Humboldt Archipelago, one of the most biodiverse in the world. After it was approved, widespread clashes occurred, centered around La Serena, the capital of the Coquimbo region in which the mine was being built.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Concepción against president Sebastian Piñera, against whom Chile has protested for more than a year. No clashes occurred with Carabineros, as the majority were occupied putting down the demonstrations that flared up in Santiago.
Hundreds of activists from the Ende Gelände environmentalist group continued protests against the clearing of the Dannenrod forest to create an unnecessary and useless highway. Police deployed a water cannon on the forest defenders in sub-zero temperatures, causing many to leave the area in fear of getting hypothermia. Police eventually retreated from the site.