Opposition lawmakers present a formal impeachment proceeding against Chilean president Sebastián Piñera over connections to a 2010 sale of a mining company, for which a prosecutor opened a case against Piñera for alleged bribery, corruption, and tax violations.
The impeachment process against President Sebastián Piñera is defeated by 79 votes against 73 in the Chamber of Deputies. The impeachment process was initiated after several human rights violations have been reported against protestors.
Interior Minister Gonzalo Blumel announces the government will propose the creation of a new constitution through the existing Congress instead of a constituent assembly as requested by the protesters.
Overnight, protesters forcibly storm the Argentine embassy in Santiago and set it on fire because of the Argentine government's support for President Sebastián Piñera. Ambassador José Octavio Bordón is unharmed and now considering moving the embassy.
Due to the escalation in the protests, President Sebastián Piñera announces the cancellation of the 2019 APEC Summit and the United Nations Climate Change Conference, due to be hosted in Santiago in the following weeks.
President Sebastián Piñera changes eight ministries of his cabinet, notably with Interior Minister Andrés Chadwick and Financial Minister Felipe Larraín Bascuñán being replaced with Gonzalo Blumel and Ignacio Briones respectively. New rounds of protests and riots erupt in Santiago and other cities after the announcement.