Prior to 10:00 am on Monday, the first people to demonstrate in Plaza Baquedano, in the Metropolitan region, within the framework of the commemoration of the first year of the so-called social outbreak.
The first to gather were two groups that unfolded some canvases alluding to social demands and calling for participation in the plebiscite of October 25.
At 11:20 hours the first incidents were recorded after some of the attendees tried to scale the monument of General Baquedano, which is being guarded by police officers to prevent it from being vandalized again.
Due to the above, the water launcher car acted, dispersing for the moment the attendees, who later returned to meet in the place.
– Eastern Prefecture Carabineros (@CarabPrOriente) October 18, 2020
For this day, Carabineros had more than 40 thousand troops deployed throughout the country.
Front of the National Library
Another demonstration led by women is registered during the morning at the front of the National Library.
The participants are occupying the Alameda bus lane, heading west, in the presence of Carabineros.
As detailed to Radio Bío Bío, they will travel to the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center where they will meet with another group of women and then continue in the direction of Plaza Baquedano.
A considerable number of cyclists travel along Avenida Santa Isabel in the direction of Plaza Baquedano.
#Santiago: now cyclists begin their displacement along Santa Isabel avenue towards the east.
Drivers prefer alternative routes. pic.twitter.com/dmi4ylavWf
– Carabineros Prefectura Central (@CarabPrCentral) October 18, 2020
That is why the Santa Isabel transit was diverted by Lord Cochrane.
ATTENTION: Santa Isabel Transit, diverted by Lord Cochrane by bicycle, which at this time begins to travel through Santa Isabel, to the east. pic.twitter.com/lv4eGSbNCc
– TransportationInforms Santiago Metropolitan Region (@TTISantiago) October 18, 2020