It has been 50 years since Chilean General Augusto Pinochet’s coup overthrew the government of Salvador Allende. The coup led to thousands of deaths and disappearances. Chileans are commemorating this event with ceremonies to honor Allende and the victims. CAO XUAN has more from the capital of Chile.
CAO XUAN, Santiago, Chile “Today, on September 10th, in various parts of Santiago, Chile, spontaneous street marches are taking place to honor the democratically elected President Salvador Allende, who was killed in a military coup 50 years ago. People are carrying pictures of President Allende and holding placards with his portrait to express their remembrance.”
CAO XUAN, Museum of Memory and Human Rights “This is the Museum Memories and Human rights of Chile, which was established to remember the history of the military coup 50 years ago. Through exhibitions of large and small pieces of evidence and video material, the government and the people aim to express apologies and respect for thousands of political victims and their families. It is hoped that by reviewing the historical pain of the past, both the government and the people will reflect on the lessons learned and make more active efforts to defend the development of human rights in the future, preventing a repeat of history. CAO XUAN, CGTN, Santiago.”
Source : CGTN