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05 Dec 2019 | 04:12 AM UTC

Chile: Climate activists to protest in Santiago December 6, 8

Climate change activists plan protest in Santiago on December 6, 8; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions

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Event

Climate change activists are calling for a protest in Santiago on Friday, December 6, and Sunday, December 8. It is unclear as to where participants will gather on Friday, though the protest is scheduled for 14:00 (local time). On Sunday, participants plan to gather at 14:00 at the Tio Lalo Parra cultural center for a festival, which is expected to last until 20:00.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are likely.

Context

The December 6 protest is scheduled in tandem with a protest in Madrid, Spain, which was originally set to host the COP 25 meeting now being held in Madrid.

Advice

Individuals in Santiago are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.