Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chile- Combative March for Manuel Gutiérrez english report

On the 25th of August, 6 years after the death of Manuel Gutiérrez, secondary student assassinated by a cop who was shot with his submachine UZI to dissuade the massive protests that occurred in the population Jaime Eyzaguirre of the commune of Macul, Santiago, in the context of a two-day national strike, 25th and 26th August 2011, convened by workers and students, for the right to education.

The old state, desperate by the great rise of the class struggle that occurred from the days following 4th of August, gave the order to water the streets with popular blood to stop the growing popular rebellion.

Six years after the event, numerous commemorations, acts and protests were held, among them, an event convened at Cerro Santa Lucía by the Group of Victims of Police Violence, an organization born from this fact, and the traditional march convened by The Frente de Estudiantes Revolucionario y Popular, from Posta 4 (where Manuel died), to the Pedagógico.

The latter developed with great revolutionary imprint, beginning with a harangue by the conveners of the FERP and members of the People's Advocates, an organization of lawyers that supports the Victims' Association, that then gave way to musical performances by the masses and the "Comparsa Sin Cabeza" which prepared a routine of dance and music for the occasion.

At the beginning, the whole mass was determined to take to the streets, despite the strong police contingent waiting at every corner of Avenida Grecia, hoping to suppress the protest and to quell this popular cry.

Moving forward, the column of about 100 students and youths, some hooded and prepared to attack repression to defend the right to protest, were shouting "MANUEL, BROTHER, YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN, THE PEOPLE ORGANIZE AGAINST THE OLD STATE", " SERVING THE PEOPLE WITH ALL HEART, SHOCK TROOPS OF THE REVOLUTION " and "WE ARE STUDENTS, WE ARE NO PACIFIST, LONG LIVE THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST FIGHT". Thus, opposing an iron organization, the Special Forces of Carabineros did not dare to repress.

Later, when walking through the passages bordering the Pedagógico, the neighbors came out to look impressed by the mobilization. Upon arriving at this, the combative column made its way by keeping the gates open, to go to the University's central lawn to make a musical act and give new harangues.

Then they called to arm themselves to go out into the street, cut Avenida Macul and attacked the repression immediately, the masses faced the Repression with Molotov bombs, stones, slings and wetruwes, fighting for about an hour and a half.

At the end, a group of comrades made a conclusion of the action and called to continue organizing and work for the Electoral Boycott

We share the images of the march organized by FERP:

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