A strong confrontation between Carabineros and demonstrators in favor of the Mapuche cause occurred on Wednesday afternoon, at the front of the Palacio de La Moneda, after a delegation requested the release of machi Celestino Córdova , imprisoned for the crime of marriage Luchsinger-Mackay .
After meeting with representatives of the Ministry of the Interior, the group of machis, lonkos and werkenes, expressed their dissatisfaction at the lack of will of the Executive to respect the Mapuche tradition and not allow the momentary exit of Cordova to visit his rewe, which corresponds to a sacred place within the Mapuche worldview.
Faced with the Government's refusal, and once settled in the Plaza de la Ciudadanía, they extended a series of banners that subsequently led to serious incidents between the Carabineros special forces and the demonstrators.
According to recent reports, Major Claudio Crespo Guzmán was injured by the impact of a piece of concrete on his head, which led to his immediate transfer to the institutional hospital.
In addition, the Metropolitan Mayor, Karla Rubilar, who in her capacity as a doctor gave first aid to the police officer, was also present.