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Canada Chile: strong mobilization for the first anniversary of the social revolt

03:50  19 october  2020
03:50  19 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Manifestation pour le 1er anniversaire du début de la révolte sociale au Chili, le 18 octobre 2020 à Santiago © Martin BERNETTI Demonstration for the 1st anniversary of the start of the social revolt in Chile, October 18, 2020 in Santiago

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered on Sunday in Santiago to commemorate the first anniversary of the start of the social protest for more equality and to mobilize in favor of the "yes" to the constitutional referendum.

Une barricade en feu dans une rue de Santiago pendant des heurts avec la police, le 18 octobre 2020 © Martin BERNETTI A barricade on fire in a street in Santiago during clashes with the police, October 18, 2020

One week before this historic referendum, where the Chileans are called upon to vote on a change of Constitution, the demonstration overall took place in a festive atmosphere. However, clashes erupted at the end of the day with the police, deployed en masse in the center of the capital, AFP journalists noted.

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L'église Asuncion de Santiago du Chili, incendiée pendant la manifestation du 18 octobre 2020 © MARTIN BERNETTI The Asuncion church in Santiago de Chile, burnt down during the demonstration on October 18, 2020

A first church was looted and set on fire, but the fire was quickly brought under control by the firefighters. A second nearby church, on the other hand, was completely destroyed by the flames. "Let her fall! Let her fall!" Cried groups of radical protesters, their faces masked.

The demonstrators gathered early in the morning in the center of the capital, in Plaza Italia, an emblematic meeting point for the protest.

Among the demonstrators, many young people, but also families. Some waved flags, jumped or shouted slogans calling for deep social reforms. Many banners have been displayed all around the square.

"It's beautiful, very positive. We must unite, the Chilean people must unite and we must believe that we can succeed in changing things", rejoiced Viviana Donoso, 43, in the middle of a group of friends.

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Olga Neira, 68, came to demonstrate with her daughter "to celebrate something that I never imagined in Chile since the return of democracy" in 1990.

"This country can make people have Decent pensions, more decent wages. Today is good and next Sunday will be even better! ", she said, confident in the victory of" Apruebo "(" I approve ") in the referendum.


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Calls for peaceful demonstrations had been launched, in particular by unions, while a large majority of the population aspired to a peaceful commemoration without excess, according to several polls.

Manifestation pour le 1er anniversaire du début de la révolte sociale au Chili, le 18 octobre 2020 à Santiago © Martin BERNETTI Demonstration for the 1st anniversary of the start of the social revolt in Chile, October 18, 2020 in Santiago

- Historic agreement -

A year ago, a protest against an increase in the price of metro tickets had resulted on an outbreak of violence. This day was the starting point for massive demonstrations, looting and clashes with the police.

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Pendant la manifestation du 18 octobre 2020 à Santiago, pour le 1er anniversaire du début du soulèvement social au Chili © Claudio REYES During the demonstration on October 18, 2020 in Santiago, for the 1st anniversary of the start of the social uprising in Chile

Several thousand people had been injured during the months of protest and around thirty others died, including at least five after the intervention of the police.

Almost a month after the start of the protest, the government coalition and the main opposition parties reached a historic agreement on the organization of a referendum to change the Constitution inherited from the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet ( 1973-1990).

Postponed to April due to the pandemic, it will finally be held on October 25.

More than 14 million Chileans will be called upon to vote for or against the drafting of a new Constitution to replace the current one, voted in 1980, under full military rule. .

On the day of the vote, the Chileans will have to answer two questions: one on the replacement or not of the Constitution and the other, if necessary, on the method for drafting it, namely the establishment of a "Mixed Convention" composed in equal parts of citizens elected for this purpose and of sitting parliamentarians, or a "Constituent Convention" made up entirely of specifically elected citizens.

The government of conservative President Sebastian Piñera, strongly contested since the start of the crisis, also called for the holding on Sunday of a peaceful demonstration that respects the health measures imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this country which has recorded some 490,003 cases of contamination and 13,588 deaths since the start of the epidemic, a curfew is also in force from 11 p.m.

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The Chileans are in favor of a change of Constitution .
© Provided by Le Point chili, constitution It is a turning point in the democratic history of Chile. Sunday, October 25, the Chileans voted with a very strong majority in favor of a new Constitution to replace that inherited from the Pinochet era, during a referendum organized a year after a massive popular uprising against social inequalities . According to partial results covering 69.81% of polling stations, the votes in favor of a new Constitution were largely in the lead, with 78.01% of the

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