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Patagonia Sin Represas! Protest in San Francisco to Stop HidroAysen!

Friday, May 20, 2011
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Consulate General of Chile in San Francisco
870 Market St
San Francisco, CA

Juntos Paremos HidroAysen! Together we can stop HidroAysen!

The past few weeks have been an amazing time of environmental consciousness, democracy and popular uprising in Chile, all focused on stopping the HidroAysén dams project in Patagonia.

A new poll shows that 74% of Chileans are against this project, and they've taken to the streets all over the country to demand that their government respect their wishes and cancel the, unnecessary and outdated project.

On Friday and Saturday, the 20th and 21st of May, there will be massive protests all over Chile in support of a Patagonia Sin Represas. We are also going to have a solidarity event in San Francisco to call on the Chilean government to respect the wishes of its people and cancel HidroAysén.

Who: International Rivers, Bay Area based Chileans and concerned supporters of Patagonia, local communities, alternative/renewable energy and democracy in Chile.

What: A peaceful manifestación and cacerolazo to call attention to this popular movement in Chile to stop the damming of Patagonia. As per the request of the Chilean movement, we must respond strongly yet peacefully.

Where: On the sidewalk in front of the Chilean Consulate Building at 870 Market Street, near Powell Street Bart station in San Francisco.

When: Meet at 8:30am, and stay as long or short as you like. (Empanadas arrive around 12noon. :-))

What to bring: Banners, posters, flyers, pots and pans and other noisemakers for the cacerolazo.

Some suggested messages for your signs, t'shirts, banners:

Patagonia Sin Represas!
No a HidroAysén!
No Dams in Patagonia
Patagonian Dams are not Clean Energy
74% of Chileans say NO to HidroAysén
Chile: Respect Democracy and Human Rights
Los Chilenos y el mundo decimos No a HidroAysen!
Energia Renovable Si!
Preservan la Patagonia para nuestro futuro!
Preserve Patagonia for our future!
Chile: The world is watching!

Spread the word! See you on Friday!

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