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Tribute to Salvador Allende in a “Different Chile”

This year, Sept. 11 is going to be different, because Chile is different, according to the organizers of a march on Sunday to pay tribute to former President Salvador Allende and victims of the Pinochet dictatorship.

The Association of Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared and the Association of Relatives of Persons Executed for Political Reason noted that the annual tribute would take place this year amid mass social mobilizations with anti-neoliberal demands.

Participants will march to the General Cemetery as they do every Sept. 11, and this year the march will begin in the Plaza de los Heroes.

The Memorial Museum will hold what it called an “audiovisual tribute to the men and women killed by State violence from Sept. 11, 1973 to March 10, 1990.”

The exhibit consists of the projection on a giant screen of about 2,000 photographs of people who were murdered or went missing during the regime of terror imposed by the Augusto Pinochet military dictatorship (1973-1990).

As part of the tribute to Allende, a political and cultural event was held Saturday night in the Plaza de la Constitucion, with performances by rock bands, singer, poets, and actors, and those attending included lawmakers from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay in Chile for the 3rd Latin American Conference for Truth and Justice, which began Friday at the University of Santiago.

(Prensa Latina)

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