Memory of 9/11/73 in Chile Sparks Riots

September 11, 2012

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.


One Response to “ Memory of 9/11/73 in Chile Sparks Riots ”

  1. Soukeyna N on September 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Was General Pinochet’s military coup similar to the one that occurred before the Spanish Civil War? It sounds as though Pinochet’s was more swift and exact, but with a similar result.