A 14 year old boy has died during the protests taking place in Santiago de Chile on the occasion of the general strike called by the Confederation of Workers (CUT), according to Reuters, citing a police source.
The newspaper La Tercera, the lowest shot in the chest, "he walked with his brother and a friend down the street Labarca, on the edge of macular Peñalolén." The family, according to the newspaper, announced that charges against those responsible, the teenager died while receiving first aid at a hospital and their relatives and friends told the press reporters that the shot came from a group of police, according to EFE .
The second and final day of the general strike called to protest against social inequality has resulted in 27 injured policemen and a civilian -26, -140 and 210 arrested in Santiago and 70 in the rest of the country, according to the balance reported by the Government.
As for the monitoring of the strike, the government estimates that 175,000 people have participated in 51 demonstrations were authorized for Wednesday and Thursday, though that figure would have to add attendees unauthorized marches. For its part, has been estimated at 600,000 CUT participants.
The Secretary of Interior, Rodrigo Ubilla, considered that "rather than differences" must be assessed that most of these marches have gone smoothly, except for eight held in the Metropolitan, Valparaiso and Bio Bio.
"Compared to other protests, today was more orderly paths and respected," he stated, while it has recognized that there have been some disturbances, such as church burnings and looting banks and shops.
While held that this time the protesters have prevented the masked clashed with police. "That should be good. It is undisputed that the country needs change, but we all have to agree that these changes are not made through violent means," he underlined.