A woman waving a Chilean flag during a protest against Chile’s government in Santiago, Chile [File: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters]
Antofagasta, Chile – Wednesday marked two months since anti-government protests against structural inequality began in Chile.
Government officials are advancing a variety of measures in response to the demands of demonstrators, but protests are expected to continue as are crackdowns and alleged abuses by security forces.
As the government attempts to quell the protests, here are five things to know:
1. Why are people still protesting?
Secondary student protests on October 18 in the capital, Santiago, and the ensuing militarisation sparked broader nationwide mass protests against the country’s political and economic model.
Marches, rallies and diverse actions continue on a daily basis.