The media made much of the initial “peaceful manifestations” but as always, those soon turned into the rioting, looting, and destruction we have come to expect once the sun goes down.
In the foreign press - nothing. Perhaps they finally realize that this level of violence is unjustified, that it’s not a popular reaction to “inequality”, whatever that means
Reading the readers reactions to last night’s riots, the overall sentiment seems to be indignation. I don’t recall seeing anyone attempting to justify this intolerable delinquency. Perhaps Chile has finally regained its senses.
If this mood is sustained, I believe that Kast could win at the first ballot. But Chileans have short memories.
Maybe PC, FA, Jadue (probable Interior Minister and puppetmaster in a Boric pres), Tellier and Company no longer have full control of their front line soldiers if they supposedly ordered them to dial down on their activities because of the election.
Very sickening about the steel wire and the 23 year old female on the motorbike.
According to the article, the “tragedy” is the scrapping of a system that brought 30 years of peaceful progress to Chile, with a warning that efforts have to made to ensure the process that brought Chile to this sorry state is not repeated at home.
Chile: now an international object lesson in self-induced failure.
But like the fireworks, this was obviously meant to target/injure/kill a Carabinero but instead killed a fellow young criminal/comrade. This young lady with a police record was on a robbed motorcycle having just left a looted supermarket…