Above Photo: Anti-government protesters receive the New Year at the Plaza Dignidad in Santiago, Chile. | Photo: Reuters
On the day, protesters made an altar to honor Mauricio Fredes, who died Friday after falling into a water pit when he escaped the repression unleashed by police.
Thousands of Chileans returned to fill Plaza Dignidad, in Santiago, Chile , to receive the New Year with a massive dinner and facing the repression of the militarized police of Carabineros , in the framework of the anti- government protests that last for more than two months .
Protesters received 2020 with a massive dinner at Plaza Italia, renamed Dignity, under the slogan “New Year with dignity.”
The day of celebrations and peaceful demonstration featured live music by various artists.
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However, in the middle of a large security operation deployed by the Government of President Sebastián Piñera, Carabineros began to repress tear gas and cars throw water.
The most affected people are those in the so-called first line, protecting the massive demonstration.
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During the day, Chilean protesters made an altar to honor Mauricio Fredes, who died last Friday a block from the so-called Plaza Dignidad after falling into a water pit when he escaped the repression unleashed by the special forces of Carabineros.
With candles and messages, dozens of people approached the altar to pay tribute.
According to the autopsy performed by the Legal Medical Service, Fredes, 33, died of suffocation.