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Pinochet documentary screening sets off riot in Chilean capital

28 Jun

All over the world, The People are rising up against their oppressors.
Of course there will always be a section who will fight for the status quo.

Article from: http://elpais.com/elpais/2012/06/14/inenglish/1339679828_938138.html

More than two dozen people were seriously injured and 64 were arrested after a riot broke out in Santiago on Sunday during a screening of a new documentary honoring the late dictator Augusto Pinochet. …

At a nearby square, hundreds of demonstrators held what began as a peaceful protest against the Pinochet supporters. Chanting “murderer, dictator, thief,” about a hundred masked protestors rushed toward the theater, which was heavily blocked off by police.

More than 500 officers in full riot gear responded by firing tear gas and water cannon to prevent them from disrupting the screening. Officers pinned many demonstrators down during the two-hour skirmish. “The authorities who are currently in control were part of the Pinochet regime and were involved in genocide. That is why they are still trying to repress us,” said Lorena Pizarro, president of the Association of Families of Arrested and Disappeared. …

Vid from: http://youtu.be/OJtWdjnFmRw

 

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