Chile: One Dead and 124 Arrested During A Violent Early Morning

(BBC) – One dead person, 124 detainees and several wounded was the balance of the police repression to the protests that Chileans carried out in the early hours of Friday in Santiago.

On Thursday afternoon, citizens went out to protest the death of Jorge Mora, a fan of the Colo-Colo soccer team, who was hit by a Police truck last Tuesday.

His death intensified popular mobilizations against the neoliberal state, which the Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship (1973-1990) left installing.

On Friday, the Military Police caused the death of Ariel Moreno, a 24-year-old who was also a fan of the Colo-Colo team.

He was shot in the head while protesting in the vicinity of the Military Police’s Subcommissioning Department located in Padre Hurtado, a neighbourhood in ​​Santiago.

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