|Plaza de las armas|
Anyway,as I was approaching down to main street called alameda,I have just noticed that more and more places are closed,even though they have written that they are closing at 10,so I asked the guard,behind a thinck cage,looking at me,whats happening here. U know,its because of the protests ...
|La Moneda - Chilian Parliament|
The protests when I have seen them last time were really calm. People shouting and marching :"Chile is not for Sale!" He didnt respond ... So I took it like well,they are affraid.The specialty of Chile is that they have closed
streets - like some neighbourhood says,that they would feel safer and for night they have gate at the
entrance of the street and at the end and just the person who has the key,can get in. I live in such street on 10 de julio (was really wierd to see it for the first time).
Anyway ... going down to Alameda and Universidad de Chile,as I am living close,was quite interesting for me.
No cars,buses,Alameda was in this point emtry. Just people on far marching - close to moneda and behind my back. So I started to investigate ...
As u can see from the video,in one moment the situation started to be interesting and I was trying to catch the police cars and panciert cars splashing the water to the demonstrants who havent been agresive,ride here and there,throwing bombs of gass. I got accidently in between runig crowd,but the police was throwing gass bombs everywhere to people who were just marching,they havent been throwing anything,not even doing mess,just marching with words: "Patagonia sin represas".
We got to street which is not for cars running being followed by one police pancierd car,who agresively followed the demonstrants in the streets throwing the gass bombs everywhere,the huge water spashing cars coundnt get in.
Later on at night I was talking to someone who was staying at Plaza de Italia and described the situation as the police gone crazy with the bombs. I am stil caughting and feeling sick,having bit troubles to breathe as they threw one just on front of us and had to pass it to get to some safer place. All night was possible to hear helicopters. I wouldnt like to know how many people ended up in hospital last night.
I was talking to people in the house and got afirmative that this behaviour of Chilian police is quite normal and its not good to mess up with them at the end.