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(en) Britain, Anarchist journal, Resistance #88 - Hotting up in Chile

Date Wed, 18 Oct 2006 09:14:41 +0200

On September 26th, special forces of the police broke into a squatted house
in downtown Santiago, and six people, were detained. Police say that molotov
bombs and all the stuff required to prepare them were found in the place.
Empty bottles (who doesn't have them at home?), kerosene, sawdust (used for
catlitter) and of course "subversive material": zines, posters, banners,
books, and videos. Four ready made bombs were found, according to police.
All the four bombs were allegedly to be used in the protest organized for
that day by teachers and high school students' organisations.
This is an intelligence operation directed by the Vicepresident himself
together with A.N.I. (National Agency of Intelligence), a sinister
institution that resembles the ones
that operated during the Pinochet dictator-
ship. Of course, this is just one part of the
operation, they have been filming during
protests, investigating activist groups, infil-
trating grassroots movements. We suddenly
start to hear and see on television that "an-
archists" are responsible for all kinds of
destructive actions during protests. This year
has been tough for the public image of an-
archists in Chile. What used to be "infiltra-
tors" in protests are now identified as "an-
archists", which is, at least in the mass me-
dia, new.
"A network of anarchist activists has been
dismantled", said the General Director of
Carabineros (Police). "We've seen this for a
long time, [these people] breaking into
authorized protests, with their faces cov-
ered and molotov bombs". Belisario
Velasco, the Vicepresident said "intelligence
operations are being developed by the
Police and the Investigation Bureau and
some houses where molotov bombs are
being produced have already been identi-
fied and will be raided soon"
President Bachelet was satisfied with all the
operation. She said that the government is
"going to do whatever is necessary to pre-
serve the rights, not only of those who want
to express themselves, but also of the ones
who want to live in peace and quiet".
This is what democracy looks like.
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