Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago

U.S. Embassy, Santiago, Chile

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago

Location: Chile

Event: Anniversary of September 11 Coup

September 11 marks the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup. Each year, the anniversary is marked by demonstrations, marches, and protests in Santiago and around the country. Demonstrations and/or protests are expected to begin around 12:00 pm, and may last into the evening. Transportation in Santiago and other cities may be disrupted.

In Santiago, U.S. citizens are recommended to avoid the following areas:

  • Routes between Los Héroes Metro station and the Cementerio General in Recoleta. Beginning at 11:00, a peaceful march is scheduled along this route, but specific groups may instigate violence, public disorder, and place barricades in streets
  • Plaza Italia, as well as the comunas of Estación Central, Pedro Aguirre Cerda, and Peñalolén

Protests always have the possibility of turning violent and/or dangerous. Anarchist groups have been known to engage in acts of vandalism and property damage during protests. U.S. citizens should avoid all demonstrations/protests whenever possible.

Assistance: U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile

Phone number: +56 2 2330 3716 (8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M) and +56 2 2330 3000 (After business hours)

Email address:

Embassy website:

State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Country Specific Information for Chile

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