Protesters took to the streets again on the night of the 11th to demand justice for Dreasjon Reed, after a grand jury ruled his killer cop innocent. More than 100 demonstrators marched across downtown, demanding the arrest and charging of Reed’s murderer. No clashes occurred between police and protesters, even though there was still a substantial militia presence in the city.
Thousands of protesters gathered in Santiago at Plaza Dignidad, marching to the Presidential Palace amid fierce use of chemical weapons including tear gas and water cannons by police forces after the death of Camilo Miyaki in a police station and the murder of street juggler Francisco Martinez by a Carabinero (Chilean police officer).
Thousands of women in Valparaíso took to the streets on International Women’s Day to protest against government incompetence in stopping femicides and to demand safe and legal abortions in all of Chile. Police attacked the demonstration, using tear gas and water cannons to disperse peaceful protesters.