From 10 am, a convocation called “March of the Indigenous Resistance” met in Plaza Italia. His goal was to hold a ceremony and then continue marching down the Alameda to Cerro Huelén (or Santa Lucía).
However, over the course of the march, Carabineros COP personnel arrived at the scene to disperse the attendees after registering incidents and traffic cuts in the Alameda area with Portugal.
In addition to registering damage to public furniture, as a result of the incidents, Metro de Santiago closed the Baquedano, La Moneda, Universidad de Chile (L1 and L3 accesses), Santa Lucía and Universidad Católica stations.
Likewise, the situation of a woman who was injured, according to preliminary information from the Carabineros, was reported, injured as a result of fireworks launched against police personnel.
In the same place, 17 police officers were injured. All were transferred to the institutional Hospital, and are kept without vital risk.
According to Cooperative, Belén Paillán, a Mapuche spokeswoman, said that “if we go out to the streets it is not because we consider this a festival, on the contrary, we believe that the streets must be recovered and what we finally seek is to denounce all the abuses that we have experienced as Mapuche” .
He accused that there was repression “as usual, it was excessive, it was brutal, we were only delivering a message, doing the ceremony, when they came to interrupt everything, we had not taken a step to the street.”
According to police information, there were 10 people arrested, nine of them for disorders and one for carrying a blank weapon.
Traffic, meanwhile, has already been restored by the Alameda and the Santiago Metro has already normalized its service.