Hundreds of protesters gathered in Montevideo to demand increased funding for public education for better working conditions and salaries for professors. The demonstration came as the ruling liberal National Party made budget cuts to education, as part of a wider neoliberal campaign to privatize elements of the public sector.
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50,000 protesters gathered at the Alameda, demonstrating against the Piñera presidency and demanding the resignation of the government. Many ensuing clashes occurred, with chemically-tainted water cannons deployed against the demonstrators. Despite not arriving at the presidential palace, protesters remained undeterred and stayed beyond nightfall.
September 17th Protests in Colombia
Protests have calmed down, although they are likely to flare back up after a massacre of protesters in Bogota on which there is currently no information. The indigenous people of Cauca in the Misak ethnicity took down a conquistador statue on the 17th as well.
Thousands of protesters flooded the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, meeting at Al-Haboubi Square the day after nationalist and Islamist militias known as Sadrists burned the square and killed 5 people. Iranian militias and Sadrists later attacked the protesters, killing several via what appeared to be grenade launchers and assault rifles.
Hundreds of protesters in Santiago returned to the streets in a round of mobilization in support of prisoners of the uprising in Chile, demanding an immediate general pardon and release of all those convicted of resisting state power during the revolt of October 18th, 2019. Police repressed the demonstration with tear gas and water cannons, resulting in widespread clashes around Plaza Dignidad.