Protesters break into the headquarters of the Constituent Convention on the anniversary of the social outbreak in Chile

A group of protesters who took part in the protests to commemorate the anniversary of the social outbreak in Chile managed to break into the former seat of the country’s National Congress, which is hosting the session of the Constituent Convention, which is precisely the result of the Protests on social networks that exploded in 2019.

Those who managed to reach the area are members of the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), an entry that provoked the reaction of the Carabineros agents who are deployed in all places in Santiago where protests are taking place.

Protesters break into the headquarters of the Constituent Convention on the anniversary of the social outbreak in Chile
Protesters break into the headquarters of the Constituent Convention on the anniversary of the social outbreak in Chile

In this context, tear gas was used to disperse the demonstrators who were in front of the building that will house the Chilean House of Commons, reports Radio Bío Bío.

The incidents coincided with the start of the discussion of the norms that will make up the country’s next Magna Carta once the approval of the body’s internal rules is completed. The new constitution will replace the one in force since 1980 and approved by the Augusto Pinochet regime.

During the protests that took place in the Latin American country in 2019, “human rights were violated,” the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH) denounced this Monday. The Chilean judiciary has received 3,072 complaints about the social outbreak, which have led to proceedings against 136 people.

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