Week of Public Transport Sabotage & Fare Evasion Sparks Social Insurrection

  • Posted on: 20 October 2019
  • By: thecollective
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From Anarchists Worldwide, Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile, 18.10.2019: The city in flames because of the rise of public transport fares! Burn the paradise of capitalism in South America! Hours of clashes between police and demonstrators, hundreds of looted businesses, 20 subway stations and 16 buses torched, the building of the electricity company Enel on fire (who also raised their fares). An historic and beautiful day of revolt without leaders, political parties or leaders, Chile’s president declares a state of emergency and orders the military onto the streets.

And you, which side of the turnstile are you on?
Continue the WEEK OF AGITATION, EVASION AND SABOTAGE!

Santiago, Chile, October 19th, 2019.
2nd Day of Social Revolt

Despite the presence of the military in the streets, thousands of demonstrators stand in front of the tanks and uniforms. The city is still paralyzed, from above you can see numerous sources of fires and explosions. The schools and universities suspend their classes for the next week.

Despite the state of emergency, there were hundreds of lootings, 78 subways stations, trains, toll booths and an indeterminate number of buses torched.

In the streets you can see the smile on the faces of all those who protest, dancing to the rhythm of the barricades and enjoying the chaos, the solidarity between them and the self-organization without bosses or leaders. Many have waited for this moment all their lives and they are not wasting it.

The protests have spread to other cities, the accumulated rage exploding with uncontrollable violence.

A curfew is decreed from 22:00PM to 07:00AM.

And you, which side of the turnstile are you on?
EVADE CAPITALISM!
THIS IS OUR MOMENT! IF NOT US, THEN WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
THE STREETS BELONG TO THE REBELS!

(via Facebook)

Santiago, Chile, 18.10.2019: The city in flames because of the rise of public transport fares! Burn the paradise of capitalism in South America! Hours of clashes between police and demonstrators, hundreds of looted businesses, 20 subway stations and 16 buses torched, the building of the electricity company Enel on fire (who also raised their fares). An historic and beautiful day of revolt without leaders, political parties or leaders, Chile’s president declares a state of emergency and orders the military onto the streets.

And you, which side of the turnstile are you on?
Continue the WEEK OF AGITATION, EVASION AND SABOTAGE!

Santiago, Chile, October 19th, 2019.
2nd Day of Social Revolt

Despite the presence of the military in the streets, thousands of demonstrators stand in front of the tanks and uniforms. The city is still paralyzed, from above you can see numerous sources of fires and explosions. The schools and universities suspend their classes for the next week.

Despite the state of emergency, there were hundreds of lootings, 78 subways stations, trains, toll booths and an indeterminate number of buses torched.

In the streets you can see the smile on the faces of all those who protest, dancing to the rhythm of the barricades and enjoying the chaos, the solidarity between them and the self-organization without bosses or leaders. Many have waited for this moment all their lives and they are not wasting it.

The protests have spread to other cities, the accumulated rage exploding with uncontrollable violence.

A curfew is decreed from 22:00PM to 07:00AM.

And you, which side of the turnstile are you on?
EVADE CAPITALISM!
THIS IS OUR MOMENT! IF NOT US, THEN WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
THE STREETS BELONG TO THE REBELS!

(via Facebook)

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Report from the proletarian revolt in Santiago
https://ediciones-ineditas.com/2019/10/19/report-from-the-proletarian-re...

(This text was published Oct. 19 on the website of Agitición Inmanente, an ultra-left project from so-called Chile. Linked above is the English translation.)