SANTIAGO, Oct. 29 (Agency One / EP) –
The mayor of Santiago, Felipe Alessandri, has denounced the unprecedented violence that is registered in the Chilean capital in the framework of the protests against the Government of Sebastián Piñera and that on Monday caused damage to commercial premises and two buildings in the center of the same.
“We are very beaten, this level of violence we had never seen and also affects the most vulnerable people,” Radio Cooperativa denounced from the place of the last violent incidents, underlining that those who starred in the attacks were “absolutely disbanded.” and they broke “absolutely everything without any control”.
The mayor has compared the damage recorded yesterday with “a war camp” and stressed that it is something that “we can not tolerate.”
In this sense, he has called to “bring us all together and forcefully reject violence.” “The mobilizations are welcome, but without violence,” Alessandri stressed, stressing that Santiago “has been the epicenter of all the marches for 10 days and all, without exception, have ended with violence.”
Thus, he stressed that the Lastarria neighborhood, the Forest Park, San Borja and the entire Alameda axis, are “completely destroyed.” “All that dignity that we had achieved in three years, that the center recovered, we lost in 10 days,” he lamented.
According to Alessandri, only the expenses to replace the public real estate amount to 3,000 million dollars. “We are going to take a long time to recover the city,” he said.
The mayor of Santiago has called to stop the violence and “resume dialogue.” “That all political and social actors, without exception, reject violence. Chile woke up, what doubt fits, Chile changed, what doubt fits, but the president has put measures,” said the National Renovation member, who supports Piñera and of which he was president. “How long are we going to continue with this?” He asked.