Various mobilizations were held in Antofagasta 12/042019. Students from the University of Antofagasta denounced brutal repression outside the Clinical Area Campus that is functions as an emergency and shelter committee. Special Forces entered the establishment.
Special Forces gassed the University of Antofagasta andtookover, space`s raised by university and secondary students, where they protect people from repression and assist dozens of injured. We can see the action of Special Forces, which is not the first time that they enter organizational spaces, they have already tried it in the College of Teachers of Antofagasta and Valparaíso. It should also be noted that it’s not the first time that carabineros. attacked the UA students, a few weeks ago they threw stones and gassed those who demonstrated with a glass of tea rebel outside the establishment.
Repression continues in Chile after nine weeks of protests
Chilean Agents public forces, again repressed a mobilization of Chilean citizens against President Sebastián Piñera, in Plaza Italia, renowned Plaza de la Dignidad, after serving nine weeks since the start of social protests in that country.
New @UNHumanRights report on mass protests & state of emergency in #Chile concludes the police and army failed to adhere to int'l norms & standards relating to management of assemblies & the use of force, and calls for reforms.#ChileCrisis pic.twitter.com/j0FONj8oST
— Paul Cruz (@Ku1989Paul) December 14, 2019
The majority of those affected are young people who have joined the mass protests to demand the President’s departure, improvements for all sectors of the country and a new Constitution, says the Telesur web portal.
In this sense, those attending the protest day reported that they received pellets fired by the police.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) presented a report in which it states that as of October 18, there have been a high number of serious human rights violations.
Some of the records of these acts are: 113 cases of torture and ill-treatment, 24 cases of sexual violence against women, men, children and adolescents, committed by police and military.