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Clashes mark demonstration against new constitution in Chile

Durante o protesto, um grupo de homens encapuzados começou a atirar pedras e a atacar os manifestantes, provocando a intervenção da força policial.

During the protest, a group of hooded men started throwing stones and attacking the protesters, causing the police force to intervene.

| Photo: Alberto Valdes/EFE

)A demonstration against the new constitution being drafted in Chile ended this Saturday (04) with records of clashes that left several injured. At least a hundred people with posters calling for the rejection of the new Magna Carta in the ratification referendum in September protested in the center of the Chilean capital of Santiago, a space that has been marked by demonstrations in recent weeks. “Our constitution must be defended because where the left arrives, it is a sure failure”, said security agent Klen Cornejo to Agência Efe.

As for Macarena Spencer, the right to property is being “ignored” in the draft of the new Magna Carta, as well as the right to health and private education “I am a patriot, I love my country, I love Chileans and I want education, health and decent housing to be only for Chileans and not for immigrants,” Macarena told Efe.

During the protest, a group of hooded men started throwing stones and attacking the protesters, prompting the intervention of the force. policeman. “The patriots are unarmed. We don’t want a constitution of murderers and terrorists,” said another protester, who requested anonymity.

Chile started the constitutional process in 2022 as a political solution to end the wave of massive protests that started in 2019 and left 30 dead and thousands injured. In a historic plebiscite, held in October 2022, almost 30% of Chileans voted in favor of changing the constitution and, in May of the following year, the 04 members of the Constituent Assembly, of a progressive tendency and with a large number of independent citizens. If approved in the September 4 referendum, the new Constitution would replace the current one, inherited from the Augusto Pinochet regime (1973 -1990).

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