280 arrested, 45 wounded on Chile coup anniversary

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Posted: Sep 12, 2011 10:54 AM
280 arrested, 45 wounded on Chile coup anniversary

The numbers are in from violence on the 38th anniversary of Chile's military coup: Police arrested 280 people and 45 people were injured, including a teenager who is in critical condition with a bullet in his chest.

The disturbances during the commemoration of Chile's Sept. 11 followed an otherwise peaceful march to Santiago's memorial for the more than 40,000 people who were killed, disappeared, or tortured and jailed during the military dictatorship.

Monday's disturbances left their mark around the capital Tuesday morning, with streetlights damaged and the smoldering remains of street blockades at various points around the city.