Around 5,000 Mapuche protesters and supporters of the indiegnous group gathered at the Plaza Italia in Santiago on Monday, to protest against the "internal colonialism" of the Chilean state. The protest ended in clashes between the protesters and the riot police, with the latter using force including a water cannon to disperse crowds. Members of various Mapuche groups have gathered in the capital in opposition to the "occupation" of Mapuche territory after Indigenous leaders announced a process of "self determination" from the Chilean state back in September. The clashes started outside La Moneda Palace, where groups of protesters removed the medals from fences guarding the presidential palace and threw stones at security forces. Riot police units attacked them with water cannon and tear gas, arresting a number of protesters. The Mapuche people are Chile's largest Indigenous group and have long demanded autonomy from Santiago. With around 40 dam projects planned by hydroelectric companies on their ancestral land of Araucania, tensions between the group and the government have intensified in recent months, resulting in a series of protests and clashes.
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