In the morning hours of this Monday, a group of hooded men, presumably students of the National Institute, confronted staff Police Public Order Control, product of the blockade Mallsouth road, east direction, at street level Arturo Pratt, in the commune of Santiago, Metropolitan region.
After the actions of the security forces (with cars launcher and gas launcher), hooded men threw Molotov cocktails, which resulted in one of the Carabinieri set on fire
According to preliminary information from the same institution, one of the hooded was burned, product of the same handling of the same pumps.
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The Colonel Gilberto Garay, of the Police Central Santiago Prefecture, gave details: “Faced with the police intervention to reestablish traffic, a public order control vehicle was engulfed in flames as a result of the launch of incendiary objects by these people, which seriously risked the physical integrity of our police officers and passers-by who were passing by Arturo Prat Street at that time.”
“Through cameras it was possible to appreciate that in a few moments one of the participants in the demonstration, we understand that a minor, would have been reached by the flames and admitted to the institute. All these records were made available to the Public ministrywho should see the investigation in this regard”.
After the demonstrations, carabineros reported the arrest of four students: It would be one 15-year-old, two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old.
About the student caught in the flames, Diego Check, president of the Institute’s Student Center, pointed out that “He would have suffered burns on one of his hands and was treated inside the Institute, in the establishment’s infirmary.”
The same representative of the students assured that The taking of the establishment will remain until 18.00 of this Monday.
However, the secondary will withdraw to a march, called for this Tuesday, where they will demand for the “lack of teachers. Due to the pandemic, licenses have increased a lot. Also due to the lack and shortcoming of high school protocols: one for funas, In terms of gender violence, and apart from that we believe that the Covid protocol is inefficient, there is no sanitization of the rooms. Lack of comprehensive sex education, lack of inclusion of sexual dissidents; lack of para-docents and inspectors. Lack of infrastructure”
“The problem is with the municipality. They have had a diagnosis of our problems ready for a month and if they have not implemented it, then we have to express ourselves. We need them to give us spaces for dialogue, for conversation and where the effects of the work tables are fulfilled”, concluded Jaque.
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