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In Chile, people rose throughout the year in protest against economic inequality. Protesters demanded comprehensive economic reform, the replacement of the constitution, and reforms to the privatized pensions, health and education systems. Demonstrations grew in size and became increasingly violent. According to Human Rights Watch, the authorities used excessive force against demonstrators, including pellet shotguns that caused numerous eye injuries, and were accused of abuse, including rape, of people in detention.
Demonstrators resist water-cannon jets during clashes in Santiago, on 28 November.