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Chile: Police Clash With Protesters in Demonstration Against Hydroelectric Dam

Categories: Latin America, Chile, Environment, Protest

Blogger Eileen Smith, an “ExBrooklynite” living in Santiago, participated in the protests against the hydroelectric dam HidroAysén [1] that was approved [2]on Monday, May 9. She reports [3]: “The police were not just dispersing the crowds from Plaza Italia, they were actively pursuing all groups of more than about 25 people, chasing them down with water and tear gas.”