In Villa Francia, Santiago, in the early hours of September 11th one person was shot dead. No further information has been released so far [but the victim has been identified as 22-year-old Cristopher Ramos Contreras]. The shooting took place amid unrest over the night which was fraught with gunfire, while there were barricades and clashes with the forces of state repression at various points in the metropolitan region and other remote areas.
September 11th was the day in 1973 that dictator Pinochet took power over by brute force. On the same day in 1998, anarchist student and dancer Claudia López was shot dead by police while she fought on a barricade during a protest commemorating the 1973 Chilean coup d’etat. Since then, under the slogan of ‘Black September’ demonstrators fight police brutality and repression in her name and all the assassinated under democracy.
Especially this year, that two more people were killed under Piñera (16-year-old Manuel Gutiérrez Reinoso and 18-year-old Mario Parraguéz Pinto, during the general strike of August 24th-25th), ‘Black September’ manifestations were approaching in anticipation of harsh clashes and extensive riots.
The communiqué released by anarchists/anti-authoritarians ahead of September 11th, 2011, will be translated shortly.