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        <h1 class="reader-title">Chile Denounces Government Repression
          During Feminist Strike</h1>
        March 10, 2020</div>
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              <p>The feminist general strike called in Chile on Monday
                as part of the celebrations of International Women's Day
                was repressed by the police of President Sebastian
                Piñera's government, according to the National Institute
                of Human Rights (INDH).</p>
              <p>"Even though this was a peaceful day, which called to
                defend gender equality, the carabineros (Chilean police)
                attacked the demonstrators," the  INDH president Sergio
                Micco told the local press.</p>
              <p>"Human Rights observers and the Foreign Press
                Association said that the 'Carabineros' during the
                strike maintained an arrogant attitude, and threw pepper
                gas directly into the eyes of the demonstrators." Micco
                condemned.</p>
              <p>Still, nothing stopped the march. At least two million
                women attended the strike in Santiago de Chile to "carry
                on the struggle, to connect, to recognize each other.
                And it was a beautiful day," the Feminist Coordinator 8M
                announced in a statement.</p>
              <p><strong>"We're historical. There were over 2 million of
                  us. The revolution will either be feminist or it won't
                  be."</strong>
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              <p>The group "I Approve Chile Digno" also attended the
                mobilization, and despite the repression, called on the
                people to vote "Yes" in the constitutional plebiscite to
                be held on April 26.</p>
              <p>Monday's strike was part of the protests that have been
                shaking the country since October 2019. Its purpose,
                besides exalting the women of the country and the world,
                was to demand the end of the government of Sebastián
                Piñera.</p>
              <p>Also, the strike was intended to demand that Chilean
                working women be included in the constitutional process,
                Pueblo Libre spokeswoman Victoria Herrera told the local
                press.</p>
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