Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, whose administration has been wracked by a week of deadly protests, acknowledged Friday that he had “heard the message” following whats believed to be the country’s largest-ever demonstration.
In a Twitter post after almost a million people took to the streets of Santiago, the president said that “the massive, happy and peaceful march today, where Chileans demanded a more just and supportive Chile, opens great paths for the future and hope.”
La multitudinaria,alegre y pacífica marcha hoy,donde los chilenos piden un Chile más justo y solidario,abre grandes caminos de futuro y esperanza.Todos hemos escuchado el mensaje.Todos hemos cambiado.Con unidad y ayuda de Dios,recorreremos el camino a ese Chile mejor para todos
— Sebastian Piñera (@sebastianpinera) October 26, 2019
“We have all heard the message. We have all changed. With unity and help from God, we will travel the road towards a Chile that is better for all,” he said.