Clashes in tribute to Pinochet victims
Since 1973, September 11 has been a sad date for Latin Americans. It marks the end of the democratic government of Salvador Allende and the outset of the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-90). Recent clashes at the tribute of the victims of Pinochet dictatorship shows once more that justice distribution is still pending in Chile.
2008-09-14 22:08:02 - SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A march to pay tribute to victims of the 1973-90 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet has ended in clashes with police.
As some 3,000 people marched Sunday to the city's main cemetery, masked demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at police and vandalized shops, traffic signals and public garbage cans. Police have reacted with water cannons and tear gas and say 19 demonstrators were detained. More arrests are expected. The march and the clashes have ended at a memorial wall bearing names of the victims of dictatorship repression. The event was organized around the 35th anniversary of the Sep. 11, 1973 coup led by Pinochet.