Mapuche Block Road in Cautin and Resist Police Removal

accion mapuche 2012December 22nd, 2012

A new confrontation between Mapuche community members and police was carried out on the Highway that unites the cities of Carahue and Nueva Imperial, in the territory of Cautin.

A group of Mapuche installed barricades on the highway blocking traffic, until the arrival of police that tried to stop the action and attack the Mapuche.

The Mapuche demonstration was defended with Molotov bombs and basic firearms, causing injury to one police officer according to the Chilean press.

The communities in the area claim this action within the framework of the territorial reclamation process being carried out throughout all Wallmapu, clearly stating that any attempt to silence the struggle by the Chilean State and its occupying forces will be resisted.

País Mapuche

Distributed by: The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]


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