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Antigovernment Protests Unsettle Chile’s Elite

Antigovernment Protests Unsettle Chile’s Elite

Protesters congregating around the Costanera Center, a high-end shopping mall in Santiago, Chile.

Country’s rich face a popular uprising against income inequality and decades of laissez-faire policies

ByKejal Vyas | Photographs by Marcela Bruna for The Wall Street Journal

SANTIAGO, Chile—An annual summit of Chile’s business elite has typically celebrated this country’s economic success by gathering some 500 titans of industry for a congratulatory speech from the country’s president. This year, as looters and protesters have taken aim at Chile’s establishment, the group convened only 120 attendees and had a psychiatrist address them instead. The gathering’s title: “Day of Internal Reflection.”

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