Repression of Protests Against the Government of Piñera in Chile Continues (+While he Does Not Resign)

Attendees at the demonstrations call for the resignation of the Chilean president and a new constitution to achieve economic, political and social improvements.

In the framework of the third week of protests against the policies of the government of Sebastián Piñera, hundreds of people took to the streets again to ask for a Constituent Assembly and reject the strong repression by the Carabineros (military police).

According to the Bureau of the Social Unity, in several locations popular councils have been held to discuss the current situation in the country and propose solutions to these problems.

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More than 15,000 people participated in this initiative and expect it to continue until next November 7, in order to gather proposals that will then be presented to the authorities.

For her part, the president of the Unitary Central of Workers (CUT), Barbara Figueroa, said that the councils serve to meet the demands of Chileans and expose violations of their rights.
Likewise, the Communist (PC), Progressive (PP) and Regional Social Green (PRVS) parties reiterated their support for popular protests considering that they question the economic model, inequality and social injustice in the country.

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Attendees at the demonstrations call for the resignation of the Chilean president and a new “Magna Carta” to achieve economic, political and social improvements.
Activists and social organizations have denounced the strong repression by police, such as the National Association of Human Rights Defenders (Andedh), which warned of 475 children and adolescents arrested, 1,564 injured and 166 complaints of homicide, torture and sexual violence.

Featured image: The National Association of Human Rights Defenders warned of 475 children and adolescents arrested, 1,564 injured and 166 complaints of violations in protests. | Photo: Reuters

Source URL: Telesur

Translated by JRE/EF