Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
The day of protests and violent looting continues in Chile. On Sunday, after the death toll to rise, President Sebastian Pinera said the country is “at war” and he decreed a new state of emergency.
“We are at war against a powerful and implacable enemy, that does not respect anything, ni a nadie y que está dispuesto a usar la violencia sin ningún límite, that is ready to burn our hospitals, the subway, supermarkets, for the sole purpose of producing the most damage”, Pinera told local media.
Violence and clashes between police, military, Protesters and citizens considerably increased over the weekend. According to official data, These incidents claimed the lives of 11 people.
Chileans qualify this day, as the worst wave of violence, since democracy was restored in the country, in 1990, after the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
Sunday night, the military, que desde el viernes se encargan de patrullar la capital, They decreed a curfew in areas where violent incidents were recorded.