MultimediaPictures from Santiago, Chile by Eric ZolovOctober 28, 2019October 28, 2019ShareTweetPin itShareEmailMoreAll photos and captions were taken by Eric Zolov, a Stony Brook professor caught in the country’s civil unrest which broke out over a week ago.Evadir (“to evade, dodge”) = Exigir (“to demand”) [“Evadir” is the organizing slogan of the movement; it started with the “evasion” of the metro, by jumping turnstiles, but has morphed into a broader idea of subverting “the system.”] PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV“It’s not about 30 pesos [i.e. the increase in metro fare that sparked the uprising] but about the past 30 years.” This line appeared in a charged rap song written about the protests by the singer Ana Tijoux (totally cool, worth checking out), who is the daughter of Chilean exiles from the 1970s. It’s now showing up on walls in the city. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV“Was it necessary to burn everything for us to be heard? [Yes!]” PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOVAt the epicenter (Plaza Italia)… (“We are the people/nation and the carnaval”) PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV“We are not at war.” This is a response to the statement made by the president on Monday that Chile is “at war” against an internal enemy (i.e. violent anarchists). The president’s language created a huge backlash as it echoed Pinochet’s exact phrasing. Note the cooking pot (used as protest symbol). PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV Leave a CommentLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.