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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Santiago (Chile), July 13 Protests

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A possible demonstration could take place at Parque Bicentenario by participants in the “Bus de la Libertad” campaign. At this time no additional specifics are known about this potential demonstration. In recent days, in both Santiago and Valparaiso, violent clashes have occurred between these activists and counter-protestors, requiring significant intervention by police. Continued demonstrations may occur over the next few weeks in Santiago and Valparaiso.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Local law enforcement recommends avoiding these areas during the march.  Generally, you should exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  We advise you to monitor the media for the latest information on the location of the demonstration and be alert to your surroundings.  

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