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Voters reject new constitution

11 September 2022

After the new constitutional proposal was rejected earlier this month, mass protests and riots erupted in the streets of Santiago, the nation’s capital. Protesters gathered around Plaza de Mayo and Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins Avenue and began setting up blockades, severely disrupting traffic. During the unrest, several mobs engaged in vandalism, and the government was forced to suspend all public transport. Additionally, a group of rioters set fire to the El Peral Hospital, though no casualties were reported due to the swift and prompt evacuation of staff, patients and visitors.

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