Chile: Police Shoots Young Man Dead During Protest In Santiago

(TELESUR) – Demonstrations against Piñera’s mismanagement of the pandemic occur amid an economic crisis.

A 21-year-old man Saturday was shot dead in Santiago de Chile by the police during a demonstration against President Sebastian Piñera’s administration.

The Haitian-descendent man was shot during a manifestation in Melipilla municipality when the residents were carrying out a protest against the social and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The victim was taken to San Jose Hospital, where he died afterward because of the severity of his injuries.

A drone captured the moment when a group of people puts the boy in a taxi after he was shot.

Militarized police (Carabineros), who arrived at the protest with water and gas cannons, denied responsibility for the young man’s death.

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