Hundreds Pay Respects to Pinochet
While Pinochet's relatives mourned his death Sunday from heart failure at age 91, his many opponents celebrated with champagne and lamented that he escaped justice for the torture and killings that marked his 17 years in power after a bloody 1973 coup.
Police surrounded key buildings and intersections Monday to prevent more of the violent protests that spread past midnight to several working class districts.
Deputy Interior Minister Felipe said 43 police officers were injured and 99 demonstrators were arrested in the clashes, which were blamed on a small contingent of the thousands of demonstrators who jammed streets to denounce Pinochet's legacy.
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DeWayne Edward Benson - 12/12/2006
Generasl Augusto Pinochet is now an era passed for the Chilean people, but the involvement of the US-gov in this affair may outlast many generations.
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