Apr 08, 2016

Mapuche: March in Santiago to Demand an End to Arbitrary Arrests and Repression

A number of people gathered in the capital city, Santiago, as well as in other cities of Chile, to show their support for the Mapuche, who have been witnessed discrimination by the Chilean state for decades. Recent arrest of 11 ethnic Mapuches in Araucania was the main concern of the protesters. Police forces used water-cannons against the protesters. 


Below is an article by Prokeraia.com

People take part in a march in support of the Mapuche ethnic group in Santiago, capital of Chile, on April 6, 2016. According to local press, the march in support of Mapuche people was convened in various parts of the country to protest against what the protesters consider mounts by the State in relation to the arrest of 11 people of the Mapuche ethnic group in the early hours of March 30, 2016, in the region of Araucania, by the Police Investigations (PDI, for its acronym in Spanish) for the death of marriage Luchsinger-MacKay, after being torched his home in January 2013.


Photo courtesy of Prokeraia.com