Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Valparaiso, Chile - Violent clashes between demonstrators and police broke out earlier than expected as students and other protesters prepare to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the US backed fascist coup d'├ętat of General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected President Salvador Allende on September, 11th 1973. During Pinochet's 17-year rule thousands of dissidents were murdered or "disappeared," tens of thousands of people were arrested or otherwise abused.