Student protest today in Valparaiso, Chile

The U.S. Embassy in Chile has issued a notice that a large-scale student demonstration will be held on May 21, 2015 at Plaza Sotomayor in Valparaiso, Chile.

Advice For Travellers

Avoid the Plaza Sotomayor area and any other area where there are large crowds or protest groups since the situation could turn violent quickly and unexpectedly. On May 14, a large demonstration of at least 150,000 people took place in Santiago, in which police used tear gas and water cannon to attempt to disperse the crowd. Two students were shot and killed by a shop owner when they tried to hang a banner outside his business.