New York City’s transport agency has hired hundreds of additional police officers and expanded its surveillance to deal with fare evasion by subway passengers
Despite militarized cities and brutal repression, the people of Chile have continued their brave mobilizations against the neoliberal and anti-people government of President Sebastián Piñera
On Monday, tens of thousands of people took part in a massive national strike against the repression of protesters by the government and economic policies that have brought hardship to millions
Protests against the transportation fare hike have escalated in Chile’s capital and the state has responded with violent repression and the declaration of a state of emergency
With the recent hike, the users of the Chilean public transportation services pay some of the highest fares in the region
Public transport workers are angry at having to bear the bulk of the cost of the modernization of public utility vehicles. They fear this drive will lead to hundreds of thousands losing their livelihoods
The workers are demanding that the government revoke the suspension of driving licenses of thousands of drivers and take measures to ensure the safety of drivers
The workers are demanding a 20% increase in salaries and a bonus of 16,000 pesos.