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A young man is arrested while participating in a day of action during the 4th national demonstration against the dictatorship, organized by the National Workers’ Command Unit (Comando Nacional de Trabajadores in Spanish). 18,000 soldiers and police…

National Day of Action during the national strike of July 2 and 3, 1986. The most serious incidents resulted in the death of a 12 year-old girl due to military gunshots in Los Copihues de La Florida, in the southern sector of the Chilean capital; the…

On its 10th anniversary in power, the Pinochet government convened its partisans in a show of support for the dictatorship. At the event, the dictator’s supporters launched themselves at a group of opponents protesting the government in the…

Senator Edward Kennedy next to human rights defender Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez. Kennedy came to Chile to support organizations fighting for the return of democracy. On arrival, he declared: “I’m not the enemy of the Chilean people, but of…

Day of Protest against the government, in the center of Santiago, Chile. Approximately 20 persons were detained and others hurt by the police, who violently repressed the demonstrations.

A lawyer is arrested during a day of protest against the government, and in favor of Cardinal Juan Francisco Fresno’s call to different parts of Chilean society to reach a national agreement for democracy.

A young man shows bullet cases from shots fired by troops to repress the days of national action on July 2 and 3, 1986, in the southern sector of Santiago. Shooting by military resulted in the death of a 12 year-old girl, returning to her house after…

Students berate the police after harsh treatment during the evacuation of girls’ Lyceum Four, occupied by the students to protest the process of educational decentralization known as municipalization.

A march and support demonstration were held in Villa Francia, in the west of the capital, to commemorate the assassination of the Vergara brothers, killed by on-duty riflemen in a protest against the government on March 29, 1985.

Members of the Sebastián Acevedo Movement Against Torture were heavily repressed and some arrested by police during a demonstration denouncing the systematic torture exercised by the government and demanding trials of the torturers.
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