The Mapuche Hunt Continues: Ernesto Chachallao of Yeupeko Arrested

peñi-chachallao.jpegJanuary 17, 2013

After the “Cerro Ñielol Summit” in Temuco, the Chilean State has given its response. Ernesto Chachallao, member of Lof Yeupeko, in Viclun, was arrested plain clothes police officers in the context of the Mapche hunt imposed by the government.

More than 10 days have passed by since the fire that engulfed the house of the usurper/racist Werner Luchsinger and the government in desperation is arresting anyone they can get. This is the case of Peñi [Brother] Chachallao. He was signing into police control under an unrelated charge, with evening curfew, when a numerous plain-clothes police contingent came to his house and arrested him. Unto the threat of raiding his house, where several other people and even children reside, he had no choice but to hand himself in, understanding that he could be linked to a set-up regarding the Lumahue Estate case with this arrest.

The excuse for the arrest was regarding theft at the Santa Rosa Estate in 2012, land usurped by the Settler Rodolfo Luchsinger.

The arrest was carried out by Intelligence officers and functionaries by the Third Division of Padre Las Casas.

The Peñi will face the Temuco Bail Court in the next few hours.

País Mapuche

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

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