Police Clash With Protesters in Antofagasta Demanding Release of All Political Prisoners

Hundreds of Chileans gathered in Antofagasta to demand the immediate release of all political prisoners of the 18th of October Uprising that began in 2019 and still holds strong after more than a year.

Demonstrators carried a banner showing Axel Pizarro, who was jailed on the 24th of July 2020 under the accusation of burning a police car; the only evidence for this was a testament by a Carabinero (federal police agent).

Clashes with police escalated throughout the day and ended with flames on the streets of Antofagasta after Carabineros attempted to deploy chemically tainted water cannons on protesters.

Credits to Primera Linea Prensa.

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