Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile (March 28, 2023)

Message to U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy, Santiago, Chile


Date: March 28, 2023

Location:  Santiago and other cities in Chile

Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens traveling and residing in Chile of the likelihood of disturbances in Santiago and other cities in connection with the anniversary of the Day of the Young Combatant (Día del Joven Combatiente) on Wednesday, March 29.

The commemoration of this day is often marked by protests and acts of violence/vandalism.  In the past, these acts included the destruction of public transportation, throwing rocks at businesses, vehicles, and bystanders, and the barricading of streets.  Even peaceful demonstrations may turn violent with little to no notice.  Disruptions to public transportation, including the closure of Metro stations with little to no notice, is likely.

Historically, the areas most affected include:

  • Villa Francia in Estación Central
  • La Pincoya in Huechuraba
  • La Victoria in Pedro Aguirre Cerda
  • Lo Hermida in Peñalolén
  • Bajos de Mena in Puente Alto
  • Pudahuel
  • La Pintana
  • Cerro Navia

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Avoid crowds and areas with demonstrations
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings


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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