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|Society & You - Social Critic|
|Friday, 10 August 2012 12:35|
On Wednesday Aug. 8, thousands of students tried to march on the Mall in an unauthorized protest by the City of the nation's capital. When they tried to begin your road to Heroes Square, the police started throwing tear gas and water to avoid the quota to move on. The group decided to withdraw and avoid confrontation, but a handful of hooded vandals reacted by attacking three public transport buses and bringing intimidating drivers and users, stoning machines and then setting them on fire.
These acts of violence prompted the government accused the students to create an environment conducive to abuses with their protests, while some protesters speculated that the vandals were part of a strategy to motivate public opinion to favor the adoption of the Anti Act -protest or Hinzpeter Act . In addition, joined the dispute the claim made by the Student Federation of the University of Chile (FECH) that the police had thrown tear gas into his home that day.
Boric Gabriel ( @ gabrielboric ), President of the FECh questioned:
Cid Gonzalo Vega ( @ gonzalocidv ), leader of the Movement for Sexual Diversity MUMS, went further and rejected:
On the other hand, Alfonso Henriquez (@ alfonsohenri ) referred to the Chilean educational system regarding allegations of assembly:
The citizen journalism portal Common Sense collected photos and impressions of surfers during the protest in this post photo in showing difficult or doubtful which were then discussed in various social networks. Users Speak Out Chile also shared this video showing a police car carrying tires near where after riots.
The TV host Jesus Karol Lucero V ( @ Karol_LuceroV ) ruled against violence echoing what many commented on social networks.
Boric Simon Font ( @ sboric ) supported the convictions and said:
The band's official account Illapu ( @ Illapu ) emphasized the responsibility of the police:
To which the designer Jacque Torrejón ( @ jacque_83 ) said:
For his part, Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter, described as "ridiculous to say that burning of three buses was staged" in an interview given to a television channel, adding that "there is a set of leaders who by now are More political leaders, who have done their agenda running out of topic because everything has been addressed seriously by Congress. "