On October 18, 2019, students of Chile decided to avoid paying the Metro ticket, which had risen $30, affecting most of the working population of the city of Santiago. That rise was the trigger for widespread social discontent in the absence of equality imposed by an extreme neoliberal system. This system had been validated for 30 years by a democratic system that has always been in the shadow of this capitalist structure installed by the dictatorship.
The next day the right-wing government of Sebastián Piñera sent the military to the street and declared war on their own people. Police violence took to the streets against the people who defended themselves by blowing their empty pots and throwing stones at the police provocation.
Since that day, the town has been on the street actively resisting the violence of authority and generating manifestations of all kinds to show the injustices that affect all Chileans. The city has been transformed into a book full of words and images produced independently, self-managed and spontaneous. Photocopied posters, serigraphs, printed in mobile types and graffiti transformed the urban scene with a voice calling for the cessation of police violence, the exit of the president and a new political constitution.
On October 18, 2019, the Chilean people woke up and took to the streets to recover their dignity after 30 years of injustices and profound changes. The posters of this revolution began to circulate around the world. Artists who have chosen anonymity are mobilized for change—printing and pasting their work in the streets of Chile. Today in our country printing is a form of resisting.