UK travel information for Chile

Posted on September 11, 2012 • Filed under: Chile, TRAVEL

UK – Travel Information for Chile

11 September marks the 39th anniversary of Pinochet’s military coup in Chile, and public demonstrations related to that event sometimes turn violent. Be vigilant, especially after dark. Public transport, particularly urban buses, are occasionally a target of these protests.

The following Santiago districts have in the past been the focus of protests: the boroughs of Huechuraba, Estacion Central, San Joaquin, Renca, La Pintana and Macul. University neighbourhoods can also be the location of potential demonstrations. Several public transport system routes will have detours to avoid these areas and might shut down earlier than usual to prevent attacks on their personnel.

In cities outside Santiago, there are sometimes 11 September demonstrations in the main city square or around universities, particularly in the evening. You should avoid all protests and demonstrations. Read Article

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