Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cordón Macul, Chile - Masked molotov cocktail wielding anarchists have clashed with police and attacked corporate and state property on numerous occasions since the start of what they have dubbed "Black September." Last night rioters attacked a McDonalds resturaunt and burned tires and other debris in the roadway, blocking traffic.

The riots and anti-state violence commemorates the September 11, 1998 murder of the anarchist combatant Claudia López and the September 11th, 1973 CIA backed military coup that replaced the democratically elected leftist Salvador Allende with General Augusto Pinochet. Lopez was gunned down by police while defending a barricade during anti-government demonstrations commemorating the coup.