Regional prosecutor for East Santiago Manuel Guerra announces his intentions to investigate 14 police officers for allegedly torturing protestors.
Protests spark in Santiago after footage of a police officer throwing a 16-year-old boy from a bridge over the Mapocho River is released. The incident occurred on Friday while Carabineros were repressing a protest near Plaza Baquedano in downtown Santiago. [https:--www.theguardian.com-world-2020-oct-03-chilean-police-throw-boy-16-off-bridge-during-protests "(The Guardian)"]
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights releases a report regarding the situation in Chile. The report confirms the existence of severe and reiterative human rights violations, including excessive use of force, arbitrary detentions, torture and sexual violence.
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.
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.
Millions of residents in the Chilean capital Santiago are left without access to running water after the Maipo River is contaminated by flooding and landslides. At least four people have died in the floods.