Memory of 9/11/73 in Chile Sparks Riots
In addition to marking the 11th anniversary of the more recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, today is also the 39th anniversary of General Augusto Pinochet’s military coup in Chile, in which he forced a brutal, militaristic government upon the country. As the Associated Press reports, riots began earlier today, as a police station in Santiago was raided. In addition, the Press reports that over 10 arrests have been made in a protest on a major avenue. While these riots may appear unfocused, they may also be indicative of the current political and social tensions in Chile.