Yeah but soon enough they won't have the phantom of Piñera to use as their rallying cry. Soon it will be October, when we will (supposedly) have a referendum on the constitution, then early next year we will have more elections (municipal ones), and late 2021 is the next presidential election.......so there will be a series of things and people to vote on rather soon. Piñera will soon be a lame duck (in the traditional sense, some say he has been already).nikotromus wrote: ↑Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:30 amNo doubt. One day the hoards of protesters in Chile will lose their fear of cooties and get back to the streets. Only this time they'll be a little poorer, a little hungrier and for a lot of them they'll have a lot more time on their hands. Maybe all the protests in Murica will serve as a catalyst.
It's hard to justify massive protests when they are giving you the opportunity to change things (at least in theory) by voting. I saw a poll in April where for the first time since October a majority said it was not the time to be protesting on the streets......there can be chaos and shady activity going on in particular hot spots but I would be surprised to see 1 million+ people in plaza italia (plus more outside of Santiago) again like we had on October 25th. Additionally, it the new reelection limit law is implemented as I understand, there will be numerous parliamentarians retiring, and fresh blood in the Chilean Congress. I know there are always those who say voting is a useless exercise, and I get that, but for the purposes of how to justify street protests, the counterargument is that, for this particular instance in 2020 and especially 2021, there will be a real chance to usher in lots of new political faces, instead of just going outside and causing mayhem on large urban avenues.