The central Plaza Italia in Santiago, Chile Friday was again the scene of a massive demonstration of thousands of peoples, when more than four months have elapsed since the beginning of the protests to request socio-economic reforms and against the Government of Sebastián Piñera.
The demonstrations were also repeated in other parts of the country, such as in the northern city of Antofagasta, where at least one hundred people marched along one of the main coastal avenues.
In Santiago, in parallel with the festive atmosphere that usually reigns in the demonstrations, with music, songs, banners and costumes, there were some clashes between violent people and police officers, as usual since the beginning of the protests.
In the midst of these incidents, social networks reported that a minor allegedly received the impact of a tear gas pump on the head, becoming unconscious at first and then being resuscitated and transferred to a health care center.
The mobilizations, which began on October 18 last year, they have been relegated almost exclusively to Fridays and although they have lost strength there is still discontent in the streets and the crisis seems far from being solved, despite the social measures announced by the Government and the plebiscite on a new Constitution that will be held next 26 of April.
What initially began as a call for students to protest against the increase in the subway fare became a revolt over a more just economic model, which left episodes of extreme violence with looting and fire and so far at least 30 dead.