On the night of this Saturday, September 16, a new attack was recorded in the municipality of Angol, specifically in the San Sebastián farm, in the province of Malleco, in the La Araucanía region.
The attack is the second recorded in the region in less than 24 hours. A group of masked men broke into a farm and shot at a few farmers, who were injured. They then burned down a boss’s house and two vehicles.
A banner with a message about the Mapuche cause was found at the crime scene. The injured farmers were taken to a health facility after being treated by carabineros and SAMU personnel.
The government described the incident as “extremely violent and cruel.” The Interior Minister, Carolina Toha, He spoke about the attack on the edition of the Evangelical Te Deum. “There was a situation completely removed from this spirit (of the meeting for the ceremony), an extremely violent and cruel attack, including in the treatment of the victims, an attack in a place that had one story after another.” Aggression on the one hand and on the other, which speaks to us of the important need to build a path that leads us to peace, that shows us ways of justice that are not based on violence, that are based on respect.
In addition, he clarified that the government will take all measures to solve the crime and subsequently increase security in the region, including strengthening the state of emergency to stop this type of attacks.
Tohá emphasized that the executive branch had always complained about the attacks. In addition, he explained that new anti-terrorism laws are in the works that would help deal with these attacks with regulations and that they hope that the agreement will become law.
The Presidential Delegate of La Araucanía, Jose Montalva held 24 hours that the acts of violence recorded on Saturday evening were different acts of violence than those occurring in the region, and assured that the State Department is investigating.
He also reported that the banner he found referred to this Mendoza Collio, a community member who died on the property in question in 2009. Every effort must be made to ensure that this does not go unpunished,” he stressed.