Santiago, Chile: An on-site survey as protests faded and COVID-19 spread

    Apr 10, 2020 @ 04:41 PM / by Kathy Lam


    Since October 2019, mass protests have been taking place throughout Chile, especially in the capital. I was on-site in Santiago in late February and saw traces of protests everywhere, including protest graffiti and posters, sidewalks with missing bricks, damaged traffic lights and store windows covered with plywood or sheet metal. I also encountered protests almost every day during my survey, but as a foreigner able to avoid them, I felt safe for most of my time in the city.

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