Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Santiago neighborhood of Puente Alto, burning barricades and blocking roads on International Women’s Day against government incompetence in stopping femicides as well as to demand access to safe and free abortions in Chile.
Workers from the CMR Falabella bank in Arica went on strike, joining the Paro Nacional currently ongoing in Chile. The reasons for the strike included a salary cut, an increased workload, and a loss of benefits. The strike has gained support among customers due to the transnational nature of the company, which is not approved of in the country.
Protesters gathered in Orlando following the police murder of two black teenagers, who were driving a car that police profiled as stolen, which it was not. The parents of the two children held a protest on the 18th, drawing more than 200 people. The families have hired famous civil rights attorney Ben Crump, but they fear that a legal challenge alone may not give them justice.