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Chile: Violent clashes as protesters commemorate Mapuche man's killing

1 15.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Clashes as officers charge on protesters, Santiago
W/S Officers hitting protesters and charging after them
W/S Officers hitting protesters and charging after them
M/S Protester passed out
M/S Protesters being hit by water canons as they hid
W/S Protester with Chilean hat as water canon is seen in background
W/S Sign reading in Spanish: "They cannot blind history"
M/S Flare being carried
C/U Protester trying to put out tear gas canister in water bottle
M/S People dressed as police officers simulating torture with posters of murdered
W/S Poster showing Camilo Catrillanca
M/S People portraying tortured prisoners
Heavy clashes erupted between protesters and police as protesters took to the streets of Santiago on Thursday to commemorate the death of Camilo Catrillanca, a young indigenous man who was shot dead by the police a year ago.
Riot police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters. Police could also be seen dragging and beating up a protester violently.
Camilo Catrillanca, 24, was shot in the back and killed by police in November 2018. Two senior police officials have since resigned after it emerged that video evidence of the shooting was destroyed.
The incident happened in the Araucania region in southern Chile where Mapuche activists have long clashed with farmers and logging companies over land rights. Catrillanca was the grandson of a Mapuche indigenous leader.