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Riots in Santiago de Chile after the demonstration for the anniversary of the Pinochet coup

Photograph of Chilean President Salvador Allende during a demonstration – REUTERS / RODRIGO GARRIDO – Archive

SANTIAGO, Sep. 8 (EUROPE PRESS) –

Protesters and police have faced this Sunday after a demonstration for Human Rights that every year reminds the victims of the coup and the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990). The anniversary of the asonada is remembered every year around September 11, the date of the military uprising.

Riots in Santiago de Chile after the demonstration for the anniversary of the Pinochet coup
Riots in Santiago de Chile after the demonstration for the anniversary of the Pinochet coup

Protesters have finished the march as every year in the General Cemetery of Santiago de Chile, where a group of hooded men began to carry out barricades and attack with forceful objects to the personnel of the special forces of Carabineros who was guarding the place, iforma the newspaper Chilean 'El Mercurio'.

The march until then had passed peacefully with about 10,000 participants who left the Plaza de Los Héroes, in the center of the capital.

The hooded men threw Molotov cocktails and blunt objects at the press and the police who were guarding the cemetery. In response, the agents used tear gas and water cannons to prevent bursts into the cemetery.

People marching peacefully withdrew from the place and moved directly to the monument to detainees and disappeared inside the cemetery.

This year the demonstration is organized by the Human Rights Coordinator and recalls the 46 years of the coup against the socialist president Salvador Allende and the victims of the human rights violations of the dictatorship.

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