Chile: one year after the social movement, the people with their headaches feel abandoned

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Protester waving a Chilean flag as the police use water cannons, December 20, 2019. Martin BERNETTI / AFP

By: Justine Fontaine Follow

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In Chile, the start of a historic social movement against social inequalities is one year old.

The movement had started against the rise in the price of the metro, then up to 2 million people demonstrated across the country (October 25, 2019) to end the Constitution and the neoliberal economic model imposed under the dictatorship of General Pinochet.

But some rallies had turned into a riot, and the social movement was also severely repressed by the police: 4 dead, nearly 4,000 injured, and the world record for people injured in the eyes, more than 460.

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