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15 Feb 2020 | 10:22 PM UTC

Chile: Nationwide feminist demonstrations March 4-11

Feminist groups and unions plan several nationwide feminist demonstrations between March 4-11; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Feminist groups and labor unions have called for several nationwide demonstrations between Wednesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 11, to demand women's rights. The main protest is scheduled at 12:30 (local time) on Sunday, March 9, at Plaza Dignidad in Santiago. The demonstration is due to be followed by a nationwide general strike on Monday, March 9. Labor unions have said that they will organize similar demonstrations on March 4, 5, 7, and 11. However, they did not immediately announce specific details regarding meeting times or locations.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near any protest or demonstration site, and throughout the strike period. 

Advice

Individuals in Chile are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.