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)"]
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.
According to candidate for Vice President of Argentina for the Together for Change alliance, Miguel Ángel Pichetto, there is a "destabilization plan in Latin America directly linked to Venezuela's and Cuba's governments' activities". Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie also expressed his concerns and said there were "calculated and identical methods of destabilization in the region". He blames Nicolás Maduro's government after Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello says there is a "Bolivarian breeze" in the region.