December 5, 2020

New curfew is decreed in the Chilean region of Valparaíso

Navy Rear Admiral Juan Andrés De la Maza, designated Efe of the National Defense for the Valparaíso region since the state of emergency was established, on Monday decreed a new curfew for the entire region starting at 20:00 local time (23:00 GMT).

The measure, which will be repeated in that region for the second consecutive day, will apply until 6:00 local time on Tuesday (9:00 GMT), in anticipation of new violent disturbances, which are plaguing much of Chile as a result of the radicalization of a social protest for the inequalities of citizens.

De la Maza said the military presence in the communes of Catemu and Olmué, the main sources of fires caused this morning and Sunday night, will be reinforced.

In addition, he said there will be no shortage in the region asked citizens to respect the curfew.

Violent groups have radicalized a social protest that boosted the price of the Santiago metro as a trigger and resulted in violent demonstrations that have already claimed at least a dozen lives and that have sown the streets of more and more places in the terror country, with barricades, fires and looting.

The president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, said the country is waging "a war" against the violent, and keeps in a state of emergency, totally or in some of its communes, 10 of the 16 regions of Chile: the Metropolitan Region (in which Santiago is located), Antofagasta, Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Maule, Concepción, Bío Bío, 0'Higgings, Magallanes and Los Ríos.

Under this measure, thousands of military personnel have been deployed to try to rebuild public order.

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