What started as a protest of high school students in Santiago against transit fare hikes (see yesterday blog) escalated into an urban rebellion. President Piñera went on TV just after midnight, declared a state of emergency for the whole metropolitan region of Chile—with the military in charge of and patrolling the streets—and walked off theContinue reading “From Subway Fare Protest to State of Emergency”
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Students Shut Down Subway in Transit Fare Strike—¡Vamos Cabras! ¡Evasión Masiva!
Alto al SIMCE comrades here are following the CTU-school workers strike in Chicago, while some of our TSJ comrades are following the transportation protest in Chile. From Chicago schools and communities to Chile’s transportation, this system is not sustainable. Yesterday, high school students In Santiago began a transit fare protest, urging people to evade the turnstilesContinue reading “Students Shut Down Subway in Transit Fare Strike—¡Vamos Cabras! ¡Evasión Masiva!”