Oh, how I wish I were writing my undergraduate honor’s thesis now instead of three years ago! Even though I was able to interview lots of people who participated in the Revolución Pingüina of 2006, I had to do my interviews in January (because that’s when I had time and funding to come back to Chile) and everyone knows how hard it is to find high school students in the middle of summer!
Nevertheless, it’s so interesting to see social manifestations like this as they develop. I work right near the Alameda, the main street that goes through Santiago, and just a few blocks from Plaza Italia, where the majority of the protests start. So today (and during the last march) I had front row access to the march. It was really hard not to join in.
This is an interesting sign, because this was a famous newspaper headline during Salvador Allende’s regime, asking him to leave the presidency.
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