You can almost not see the policeman for the just anger of the demonstrators.
But he is there on the ground, while people in pure rage, kicking and stomping on him. The people have taken to the streets in Chile's capital Santiago for over a month in protest against a death.
Thursday, 27. december was even a protest violent, and as a result became a policeman knocked unconscious.
the 24-year-old Camilo Catrillance was shot dead by the police 14. november. The police claim he was shot because he was in time to steal a car.
The 24-year-old man's family believes he was shot in the back while he drove on his tractor.
the Dispute would be easy to determine, since there originally was a video of skudepisoden. The video has been deleted by two police officers, who later dismissed.
the Demonstrators have written a letter to the chilean president, Sebastian Pinera, demanding that Chile's interior minister, Andres Chadwick, also must go.
the Extra Leaf has previously been in contact with Jan Gustafsson, who is associate professor and ph.d in Spanish and Latin american culture at the University of Copenhagen, denmark.
He explained why that is so violent tension between the state and the population.
- Through the twentieth century, many of the mapucherne accepted to be a marginal group. But since the 1990s there has been a lot of attention on the indigenous people's problems. There has been a growing contradiction between mapuchefolkene and the government, he said.
the Roadblocks and demonstrations are fought hard by the government, which also uses the law to the utmost.
- The kind of actions the government is sometimes perceived as a terrorist action, and therefore, they have been trying to curb it by resorting to terrorlovgivningen, said Jan Gustafsson.
But now, the situation seems to, that the protesters also have started to go extra hard for the police.