Location: Santiago, Chile
Event: U.S. Embassy Santiago advises U.S. citizens living and/or traveling in Chile of demonstrations marking the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 11. On September 9, U.S. Embassy Santiago is aware of a march and subsequent demonstration at the Memorial of the Disappeared Detainees at the General Cemetery on Avenida Recoleta. Demonstrators will meet at 10:00 a.m. in Plaza Los Heroes and commence marching at 10:30 a.m. southbound on Avenida Lib. Bernardo O’Higgins (Alameda), Calle San Antonio, and Avenida Recoleta to the General Cemetery. Approximately 5,000 people are expected to participate. Demonstrations will also take place on September 11, especially in downtown areas near government buildings. These demonstrations could begin as early as noon and are expected to continue into the evening. As both of these demonstrations have the potential to turn violent, U.S. Embassy Santiago advises U.S. citizens to monitor the media for the latest information on the locations of the demonstrations and to avoid these areas.
– Contact the U.S. Embassy in Chile, located at Andres Bello 2800, Las Condes, Santiago, at +56 22 330 3716, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +56 22 330 3000.
– See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Chile.
– Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.