Demonstrations in various parts of the country were called this Friday in anticipation of what will be the anniversary of October 18.
Faced with traffic cuts and the throwing of objects at Carabineros personnel, the Prefecture of Public Order Control of the uniformed police was present in Plaza Baquedano with water launchers and use of tear gas to disperse the protesters.
Carabineros reported that barricades were set up at the intersections of Merced and Vicuña Mackenna and other points, with burning of waste and destruction of signage and urban furniture.
Metro, for its part, reported that the accesses to the Baquedano station, both on Line 1 and 5, had to be closed, keeping the combination available. For its part, it was announced that several bus routes will make detours and early return.
After 6:00 p.m., with preliminary information from La Moneda, the undersecretary of the Interior, Juan Francisco Galli, pointed out that in addition to what was taking place in the center of Santiago, there was “Also some meetings in Valparaíso and in some other regions but still a fairly limited group of people.”
The authority informed that the situation would be monitored.
In Valparaíso, according to the Carabineros report, fifty people set up barricades at the intersection of Condell and Cumming streets.
Likewise, in Temuco, disorders were reported on Caupolicán Avenue, with the intervention of uniformed police cars.
In the center of Rancagua, meanwhile, a march was held that forced the generation of traffic diversions.
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