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The term evade (“to dodge” or “to evade”) emerged in the opening days of the social uprising as a call to defy the recent metro fare hike. It could be found scrawled across the walls of Santiago in various formats. This initial command to “dodge the fare,” however, quickly morphed into a broad spectrum of protest graphic responses, ranging from the poetic to anarchist-inspired iconoclastic ruptures. A key figure which encapsulated the ethos of evade was the Negro Matapacos (which roughly translates as “black cop-killer”), a deceased street dog whose spiritual resurrection by protesters played a key role in the protest graphics.
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