40 years after Pinochet coup, thousands march for rights in Chile
SANTIAGO (AFP) - Thousands of Chileans marched for human rights Sunday on the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought dictator Augusto Pinochet to power.
Some of the 60,000 carried pictures of their kin who were abducted or killed by the state and held signs with slogans such as "40 years after the coup, nobody and no one has been forgotten." After a two-hour march, one group of hooded demonstrators set up barricades and squared off with police, some of whom were hit with stones and sticks.
Police subdued the protestors with tear gas and water cannons.
The march ended at a cemetery with a memorial to the victims of Pinochet's Cold War regime.