Bachelet Continues to Attack the Mapuche
Monica Quezada, the mother of slain Mapuche Warrior, Matias Catrileo, who was murdered by police in January of 2008 in Vilcún, ended up with a broken denture during one of Bachelet’s Presidential campaign appearances earlier today.
The incident happened when the Lamngnen (Sister) interrupted the Presidential Candidate in her closing campaign speech in Temuco, who then beat Monica Quezada in the attempt of silencing her.
Bachelet was President of Chile when Officer Walter Ramirez shot at a group of Mapuche youth who entered into the Santa Margarita Estate for the purpose land reclamation. The order was directed by higher authority as seen within the audio evidence by Police Central Communications that looked after the investigation.
Jaime Mendoza Collio, another Mapuche Warrior was also murdered by police during Bachelet’s Government, as was the application of the Antiterrorist in cases related to the conflict between the Chilean State and Mapuche communities, giving an Anti-Mapuche seal to her administration.
The incidents that occurred today with Monica Quezada are a clear indication of what will be the treatment of the Mapuche People and their just demands for the reclamation of their territory under an eventual Bachelet government, reflected of course in the history of the previous period.
Distributed by: the Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]