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Chileans Take to Streets One Year After Start of Mass Protests & Ahead of Constitutional Referendum

HeadlineOct 19, 2020

In Chile, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Santiago Sunday to mark the first anniversary of mass protests against neoliberal policies and inequality in the country. Chilean police clashed with protesters and fired tear gas and water cannons. Chile is preparing to vote on a referendum that could replace the country’s Pinochet-era constitution next Sunday. This is one of the protesters.

Protester: “There is a lot of injustice in Chile. We have to keep fighting. That is all. We haven’t achieved anything yet. A year has passed, and nothing has been achieved. That’s why we have to keep fighting in the streets.”

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