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Al Jazeera 18 Oct 2020

Chile: on first anniversary of protests, justice still elusive


Thousands in Chile are set to mark one year since the beginning of a protest movement calling for social change in Latin America's most stable democracy.

Demonstrators demanded a new constitution and a more equal society, marking a "social explosion" that unmasked deep-rooted discontent and anger over social inequality, privilege and exclusion.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Santiago, Chile, on the continuing push for progress.

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