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President Gustavo Petro dared to compare the attack on La Moneda Palace in Chile to the seizure of the Palace of Justice

President Gustavo Petro, through his social networks, compared the coup d’état carried out by the Military Forces 50 years ago in La Moneda Palace in Chile, when Salvador Allende was president, with the seizure of Palace of Justice in Colombia, which happened in 1985.

“Is there no historical similarity, the same interest, between launching fire from tanks against La Moneda Palace in Santiago de Chile and launching fire from tanks at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá?” wrote the Colombian leader on your Twitter account.

Likewise, President Gustavo Petro said on his social networks that it is “the same story of a Latin America that seeks its destiny and the reaction of those who do not want it to happen.”

After his comment on social networks, the representative of the Chamber for the Democratic Center, Andrés Forero, attacked the head of the Historical Pact, telling him that the comparison was “confusing.”

“In a confusing way, Gustavo Petro compared the coup d’état in Chile to the recovery of the Palace of Justice. Forget that in Chile the military violated the constitutional order that they swore to defend and in Colombia they faced the desire to end it by armed means, ” asked the Uribismo congressman.

Gustavo Petro’s message was delivered after Chile celebrated the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état that overthrew former president Salvador Allende, and which led to the rise of Augusto Pinochet to establish one of the longest dictatorships in Latin America. .

What does the story say?

On November 6, 1985, Colombia experienced the longest 28 hours of terror in its recent history. The Palace of Justice, the headquarters of the Supreme Court of Justice and the Council of State, was left largely in dust and ashes, after the M19 guerrillas took over its facilities, and a few hours later, fighting in the center -in the middle of a fierce attack by the Army. .

Insurgent group of which he is a part, so his statement caused a lot of rejection. Internet users still do not understand why the comparison is important.

Meanwhile the Palacio de la Moneda was attacked only by army troops, in addition to Air Force planes. This became a coup against the government of Salvador Allende and brought the military Augusto Pinochet to power.

However, after 50 years of this important event in the history of Chileans, a commemoration that has created a deep polarization within its population, leading a part of the traditional right and the extreme right of those who want to participate in this 11 September of their commemorative events and not. signing the declaration initiated by President Gabriel Boric, in the name of democracy.

Petro also said, after he met with his Chilean counterpart, that the work in which he seeks to unify the country is a “great opportunity for Chileans to unite behind a noble purpose and give a necessary side – told the rest of us.” America and the world”.

Message that he later accompanied through his account on the social network X (formerly Twitter), where he described himself as “son of Allende.”

“The sons and daughters of Salvador Allende won again thanks to the people and we did not lower the flag of Social Justice,” said the Colombian president.

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