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Statement of the Progressive Alliance on the current situation in Chile

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The Progressive Alliance condemns the violent attacks of the Chilean security forces on the Chilean civilian population. The Chilean democracy is in great danger, as the government has declared a state of emergency, with the army taking control of public order, which has only contributed to increase violence. There are already several victims of human rights violations. We therefore call on the government to end the violence, military occupation and military curfews!

Chile does not need violence, its people need solutions for low pensions, low wages, an unaffordable cost of living and they need more social justice in general. These are the demands raised by the people of Chile in their protests. But instead of seeking a democratic solution, the Chilean government opted for repression. A decision that conjured up the current situation and recalls the times of Pinochet’s dictatorship.

Therefore, the Progressive Alliance demands from the Chilean government: Stop the human rights violations, stop the military operation inside the country and return to democracy!