Saturday, December 5

Chile: the shooting of two agents against two minors in Chile that caused the resignation of the director of the Carabineros

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The Carabineros police force has been criticized for months for its way of acting in the face of social protests.

The latest incident in which the Carabineros de Chile were involved had an immediate consequence this Thursday.

The director of this police force, Mario Rozas, resigned after two of his agents shot two minors in an event that aroused the anger of many in a country where the tactics used by the security forces were strongly questioned. to face the protests of a few months ago.

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said in a statement from La Moneda that he accepted Rozas’s resignation.

“This morning, the general director of the Carabineros, Mario Rozas, has proposed to me his resignation from office and has given me his reasons and his arguments. I share the reasons and arguments of General Rozas and, consequently, I have accepted his resignation“said Piñera.

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