Chile: Water cannon blasts protesters amid clashes at march for Pinochet's victims

Several thousand people took to the streets of Santiago on Sunday to commemorate the victims of the coup d'état of September 11, 1973, which overthrew President Salvador Allende and established the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. Demonstrators, who were from an amalgamation of social and human rights organisations, carried photographs of the faces of victims of the dictatorship and... Еще banners with slogans against the impunity of the repressors. There were several clashes between the protesters and police, which resulted in the use of water cannons. During the dictatorship, according to official figures, some 3,200 Chileans died at the hands of state agents, some 1,200 of them are still unaccounted for, while another 33,000 were tortured and imprisoned, with a further 300,000 exiled.

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