Through its Twitter account, the Chilean Prosecutor’s Office notified about the number of deaths recorded during the protests that began 13 days ago.
The Chilean Prosecutor’s Office notified that the death toll during protests in this nation rose to 23, of which there is still a body found in a supermarket in the commune of Maipú, Santiago (capital).
According to the report of the judicial body, the deaths occurred in the context of the state of emergency decreed by President Sebastián Piñera on October 18.
The Chilean Prosecutor’s Office said that five of the victims died due to State agents; another 16 during the alleged commission of common crimes and two more during detention at a police station.
La @FiscaliadeChile mantiene abiertas 23 investigaciones por muertes ocurridas en el contexto del Estado de Excepción de las cuales solo resta un cuerpo por identificar y que corresponde a una persona fallecida en un incendio de un supermercado en Maipú. #FiscalíaenAcción pic.twitter.com/jD0WjiT6xt
— Fiscalía de Chile (@FiscaliadeChile) October 30, 2019
Meanwhile, human rights organizations are reporting 1,305 wounded who have gone to hospitals, of which 402 were shot by pellets and 288 by unidentified firearm.
⭕ [Última actualización] Cifras recopiladas directamente por el INDH en observaciones a manifestaciones, comisarías y hospitales desde el 17 de octubre hasta hoy a las 23:00 horas. pic.twitter.com/ITgXRpWcFb
— INDH Chile (@inddhh) October 31, 2019
Chilean protesters took to the streets 13 days ago to demand a change in the economic system of the nation, which does not now benefit the most vulnerable.
Las más de 100 organizaciones y movimientos sociales que conforman @UnidadSocialCh se encuentran reunidas definiendo lo que serán las próximas movilizaciones ✊🏻🏳️#NosCansamos #NosUnimos pic.twitter.com/I3gB1tQIZe
— CUT Chile (@Cutchile) October 31, 2019
Although Chilean President Sebastián Piñera announced a change in his cabinet of ministers and suspended the curfew in the nation, mobilized Chileans are calling for a new Constitution.
Featured image: Human rights defenders account for a greater number of fatalities. | Photo: Reuters
Translated by JRE/EF