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#1 ONLINE   TheBoss

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:08 AM

I'm not sure if it's being talked that much on international media, because God knows that our national media is being 100% controlled. I thought it was important to share it so international countries can be aware of the magnitude of the situation.

 

Due to my english not being that good, I searched everywhere for a quick summary of what's happening on Chile right now and I found this Twitter thread that basically explains the main problemas and concerns.

 

https://twitter.com/...335209505492993

 

There's also some really good articles dome by The Guardian about the situation

 

18 October: Mass fare-dodging expands into city-wide protest

https://www.theguard...ty-wide-protest

 

19 October: President declares state of emergency, violence escalates

https://www.theguard...lence-escalates

 

21 October: Protest rage despite president's retreat over subway fare increase

https://www.theguard...nrest-continues

 

The amount of violence that has been registered on camera is outstanding, it feels like Pinochet's dictatorship all over again, I'll link a few clips in case you want to check the factual reality that is not being presented on Chilean media and probably overseas too.

 

https://twitter.com/...749320126984192 (Military violently hitting citizens in Valparaiso)

 

https://twitter.com/...062748339322883 (Protestors helping others wo have been shot, one of them died)

 

https://twitter.com/...046868658278402 (Armed forces draggin iside a van a person who got shot)

 

https://twitter.com/...952963505917953 (Peaceful protestors repressed by armed forces)

 

https://twitter.com/...614759015735297 (Protestors being run down by a car)

 

https://twitter.com/...614759015735297 (Cop hitting a citizen with his car and then crashing)

 

https://twitter.com/...990085227024385 (The aftermath of the last clip)

 

https://twitter.com/...104137840238594 (Cops picking up peaceful citizens arrested and violently dragging them inside regular cars, just like it was in dictatorship)

 

https://twitter.com/...043057877200902 (Armed forces shooting and dragging shot people around the streets)

 

https://twitter.com/...659094746750979 (Old man playing harp inside a burned public bus)

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:36 AM

This is intense. Thank you for taking the time to put this and all the links. You are absolutely correct that national media isn't posting any of this.
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Posted 21 October 2019 - 05:08 AM

my friend who lives in valparaíso went into the city today to peacefully protest and said military was everywhere and they even dropped tear gas bombs, and so they had to leave since their eyes hurt. such a shame, seeing governments all over the world now abusing their power. it's not new but it definitely wasnt this bad  :crossed:


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 05:30 AM

thoughts and prayers for everyone affected  :ohno:


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:57 AM

thoughts and prayers for everyone affected :ohno:


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 07:42 AM

Power to the People!
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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:11 AM

my friend who lives in valparaíso went into the city today to peacefully protest and said military was everywhere and they even dropped tear gas bombs, and so they had to leave since their eyes hurt. such a shame, seeing governments all over the world now abusing their power. it's not new but it definitely wasnt this bad :crossed:


That's so sad to heat, they're literally using rear gas for everything no

Even small cities with little to no threat are being strike with those gases, close to people's homes, close to children, animals and hospitals, truly unnacaptable

Well I'm going to march on the streets right now, wish me luck :hooker:
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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:28 AM

That's so sad to heat, they're literally using rear gas for everything no
Even small cities with little to no threat are being strike with those gases, close to people's homes, close to children, animals and hospitals, truly unnacaptable
Well I'm going to march on the streets right now, wish me luck :hooker:

Be safe :(
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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:39 AM

be safe  :kiss:

 

situations like these are horrifying and i'm always feeling like there's nothing i can ever do about them. is there anything we non-chileans can do to help out except for spread the word??


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:59 PM

It's a horrible situation how the government is handling it, but I'm proud that people are standing up for their rights


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:05 PM

Be safe hermano! Everything is so wild right now, and it's definitely not ending soon. It was time for the people to rise. It makes me SO FUCKING MAD how the media and the government is controlling everything and making everyone seem like fools. Even other countries are coming here to film fake news, it's fucking infuriating. I just with the best for everyone in this country  :defeated:


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:13 PM

This is so fucked up South America has been done so wrong by the us and Europe it's actually scary



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 04:53 AM

Its such a mess :/. Everything... people are dying rn

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:15 AM

Please be careful @TheBoss and everybody else in Chile. And keep fighting! <3


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:43 AM

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 01:47 PM

@SlowGinFizzzz@HANGINGFROOT@daphnedinkley@Clampigirl

 

Thanks to all of you! I'm just grateful that the situation in my city is not bad at all, yesterday I marched from 8:30 to 19:00 and it was surprisingly pacific, I've never seen so much people united at my city, thousands of thousands all united, it was so moving.

 

We didn't had disturbance from the police either, except around 11:00 when we encountered a water tank and we all stood up in front of it with our arms raised completely pacific and they threw us teargas. Sadly after the march around 100 individuals robbed our local shopping mall, some were detained by the same people marching.

 

I'm so shocked that yesterday was so pacific in my city, due to a march done at Sunday being way more violent, even though people were calm and not threatening that didn't stopped our government to declare martial law on my city :toofunny:

Thanks to all of you! I'm just grateful that the situation in my city is not bad at all, yesterday I marched from 8:30 to 19:00 and it was surprisingly pacific, I've never seen so much people united at my city, thousands of thousands all united, it was so moving.

 

We didn't had disturbance from the police either, except around 11:00 when we encountered a water tank and we all stood up in front of it with our arms raised completely pacific and they threw us teargas. Sadly after the march around 100 individuals robbed our local shopping mall, some were detained by the same people marching.

 

I'm so shocked that yesterday was so pacific in my city, due to a march done at Sunday being way more violent, even though people were calm and not threatening that didn't stopped our government to declare martial law on my city :toofunny:


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 04:31 PM

All news stories in England are overshadowed by flipping Brexit, the situation is getting coverage but certainly not enough.

 

Stay safe our Chilean brothers and sisters; all respect and power to you.


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Posted 18 November 2019 - 06:40 AM

Puerto Rico in July teas.. when the island overthrew the governor, it set off a chain reaction in Latin America [not saying the PR issue was a direct influence but nonetheless interesting]. These protests are truly needed 


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