Posted on October 19, 2021 by Il Grido del Popolo©
On Sunday, the death of indigenous human rights activist, Denisse Cortés, sparked indignation across Chile. The 43-year-old activist was killed on October 10 after national police forces brutally repressed a peaceful march by Mapuche groups in the capital Santiago. According to eyewitnesses, Cortés was hit in the neck by a tear gas canister fired by the police agents.
The Communist Party of Chile (PC), alongside other opposition parties, has strongly denounced the policy of repression exercised by the government of Piñera.
Camila Vallejo, a deputy of the Communist Party, blamed the police for Cortes’ unjust death. “The brutal repression of Carabineros in today’s march ended in the painful death of Denisse Cortés. Responsibilities should be clarified as soon as possible and why the police did not allow timely attention after she was injured. Anger, sadness and outrage. Justice for Denisse” she wrote on Twitter.