10 December 2019 (Santiago) – On the international day of human rights, protesters in Chile held a march commemorating the then 350+ eyes lost to the violence of the Carabineros during the days of the Chile uprising. When the march arrived at the Plaza de la Dignidad, it was joined by many more protesters from across the city. Photolangelle.org
‘This is mutilation’: Chile’s blinded protesters seek justice after Covid lockdown – video
The Guardian 19 October 2020
By: Miguel Soffia, Christopher Cherry, Charlie Phillips,
More than 400 people in Chile have suffered eye injuries after being shot by police while protesting against inequality. They allege that police deliberately aimed teargas canisters and rubber bullets at protesters’ faces.
We follow Carlos Puebla, a former construction worker who was blinded in one eye and subsequently lost his job. With Chile hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, he is struggling to pay the rent and feed his family. As Chile exits lockdown and inequality grows ever deeper, he heads back to the streets to seek justice.
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