“President Sebastián Piñera has clearly not taken all the measures open to him to stop the grave human rights violations and possible crimes under international law that have kept occurring in Chile since the beginning of the social protests”.
Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International.
“How can the Chilean government play down the seriousness of these events, which continue happening daily? It should take urgent measures to stop this.”
Ana Piquer, executive director of Amnesty International Chile.
Chile, respect freedom of expression!
Since October 18, 2019, mass demonstrations have been taking place in the streets of Chile in response to the price increase for metro tickets. Chileans are furious about the high cost of living and inequality. The President of Chile has declared a state of emergency and has set a curfew. The army was deployed to keep demonstrators under control. At least 15 people have already died and 1,400 people have been arrested, including minors and dozens of peaceful demonstrators.