This afternoon, in the Ex Central Post Office, a woman died who was injured during the Plaza Italia demonstration for Columbus Day, which also includes 10 people arrested and 20 police officers injured.
Although until now, the Carabineros has stated that the deceased person would have been hit by the fireworks of the protesters, various videos and testimonies on social networks slide the possibility that it was a tear gas bomb that caused the death.
In addition to this, the criticisms for what happened point to the fact that the security forces did not provide the necessary assistance to the victim, which was limited to the intervention of some protesters.
– Sita_Astrid. (@SitaMafalda) October 10, 2021
Once this news was known, both the family and the attorney for the Popular Defender’s Office, Rodrigo Román, confirmed that the victim was a law student at the Academia de Humanismo Cristiano University and a member of said organization, who was carrying out observation work at the also called “Plaza de la Dignidad”.
It is with deep regret that we communicate the death of our 3rd year Law student, Denisse Cortés Saavedra
We accompany your family at this time in Posta Central, attentive to + information
We highlight his defense of human rights, from health brigades and legal defense
— u_academy (@u_academy) October 10, 2021
It is also known that the Public Ministry has already opened an investigation into this fact, which will be led by the prosecutor Macarena Cañas, of the North Central Metropolitan Prosecutor’s Office.