This week marks four years since the social upheaval that led to many protests, where, amid peaceful demonstrations, serious acts of violence took place in Santiago and the main capitals of the region.
Under this anniversary, the Chamber will hold a special session to condemn the “criminal explosion” on October 18, after the deputies approve the request presented by Chile Vamos and the Republican Party.
The session will force all political parties to take a position regarding what has happened since October 18, 2019, because before the end of the debate, a resolution along the lines of the petition will be put to the vote: whether the social outbreak can be condemned or not.
From the ruling party, the socialist deputy Raul Leiva criticized the intention of the right after this session, recalling that “the opposition called a special session to analyze what they call the ‘criminal outbreak’ in October 2019. In other words, the procedure is based on riots and “those who, inappropriately, used the legitimate protest of October 2019 to commit crimes and exaggerations.”
In his opinion, “the clear objective of the opposition is to continue to create controversy and deepen differences and polarization, which is currently in the Chamber of Deputies. That’s their goal.”
The head of the National Renewal Bench, Frank Sauerbaum, stated, “This is a date that should teach us many lessons. The first is that the political class must always be ready to reach an agreement, to move forward, and never refuse to be able to create a conversation that is for the benefit of the Chilean peopleListening to the demands of the citizens and managing with a common sense also leaves us with the most important lesson, which is never endorsed violent acts to get revenge”.
“Today Chile is a poorer country, a country with a higher level of crime, a country that may be the only one not growing in Latin America,” he concluded.
On October 18, the government will deploy 5,000 policemen, of which three thousand will be concentrated in the Metropolitan Region.
The presidential delegate, RM, Constanza Martinez explained that there is coordination between the police, commerce, and municipalities. The latter is requested for a cleaning plan to clear areas with material available for combustion.
The Minister of Interior, Manuel Monsalver, reported that the last coordination meeting with the Carabineros will take place on Monday, October 16.