Truckers from regions located south of the country's capital began this Thursday to join the demonstrations of Fuerza del Norte, remaining -for the most part- on one side of the country's main routes.
In a new day of unemployment, truckers from the souththey began to join the demonstrations of Fuerza del Norte.
This was reflected in regions such as Maule, Bío Bío and Los Lagos, areas where the call had some nuances.
In the case of the Maule region, hundreds of truckers joined the national mobilization, deploying at various points.
An example of this , was the installation of cargo vehicles in Curicó and also in the commune of Teno in the north of the region and in Parral further south.
In this sense, some trucks were located occupying one of the lanes, while others have remained on the berm.
Bío Bío region
In the Bío Bío region , truckers remain on the highway between Concepción and Talcahuano, demanding greater safety and lower fuel prices.
Specifically, more than twenty truckers arrived at the Jaime Repullo sector, staying to one side of the track.
Likewise, a checkpoint from the Second Talcahuano Police Station arrived at the scene of the event, as well as motorized personnel from the uniformed police.
The above, with the aim of remaining attentive to the actions of the truckers mobilized..
Sergio Cáceres, secretary of the Talcahuano Transporters Union Association, focused on the fact that their requests are based on greater security and lower fuel prices.< p>For his part, Rafael Pérez, director of Fedesur and president of the Association of Transporters of Concepción, joined Cáceres' words, noting that the lack of security in the south of the country is one of the factors that most pressures them. .
< h2>Los Lagos Region
In the Los Lagos region, close to a hundred truckers joined the mobilization from Chiloé to make visible their position regarding the need to achieve from the Government a reduction in the prices of different fuels.
In Castro, the truckers arrived early as far as Llau Llao to the north of the Chilota capital, proceeding to park on the side of Route 5, without cutting off traffic.
Osvaldo Altamirano, vice president of the Association of Truck Owners of Castro, indicated that they began a mobilization of character undefined.
For this Friday's day, the adhesion of collective taxis and school vans from Castro, in open support for the national strike by truckers.
Luis Contreras (RBB)
Luis Contreras (RBB)
Los Ríos: truckers settle in Cruce Los Tambores and Ciruelos
Mobilized is a group of truckers who arrived at different points of Route 5 South in Los Ríos, joining the national strike on behalf of the union to demand greater security measures and the reduction in the price of diesel.
The vice president of the Federation of Truck Owners of the South in Valdivia, Alejandro Fehrmann, confirmed thatthey moved to the Ciruelos sector of the Ruta 5 Sur to join the mobilization.
< p>Another group of truckers reached Cruce Los Tambores,where they have remained parked on the side of the road.
Ceded to RBB
The presidential delegate of Los Ríos, Carla Peña, reiterated the desire for dialogue of the Government and assured that they do not want to reach a situation “as complex” as in the north of the country.
All this due to the fact that truckers have been evicted from the northern routes and the Executive announced the filing of complaints under the State Security Law.
The carriers rejected the government's proposal which, among other things, offered an injection to Mepco of 1,500 million dollars to guarantee control of the variation in the price of diesel and freeze its value for 90 days.
In this sense, the truckers insisted on a 30% reduction in fuel prices for 6 months, however, this was rejected by the Minister of Finance, Mario Marcel , given the high fiscal cost.