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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:25 pm
by mem
Evo resigned in Bolivia and of course the armchair lemmings are saying "that's one...more are coming" but I see evos situation unique in that the election JUST happened a few weeks ago and has smelled fishy then the outside group confirmed election tampering so his resignation is no harbinger for chile
It's not like evo was over half way through a legit term as Pinera is

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:29 pm
by Huelshoff
tiagoabner wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Is there anyone from Puerto Varas and/or Valdivia here? How are the protests down there? I was thinking about visiting in the next few days, and I was wondering if things have died down there already
I've been living in Niebla, outside Valdivia, for the past few months--starting well before the manifestaciones. There are regular protests in the downtown around the plaza, and the students regularly try to block the Pedro de Valdivia bridge. Its usually pretty easy to get around them. This is a small town, and there are lots of bridges over the rivers. There has been some violence, but its not at all on the scale or frequency of Santiago. Last Friday I read that there were five protest-related fires in Chile, including the one at the university in Santiago. Here someone set fire to a recycling bin. Yet even little Niebla has had its manifestatciones. There is evidence of street fires in a couple of places, and the public school down the street is plastered with supportive placards written by the students. Last Friday the local paper reported nine different protests around town. I dove up and back to Lago Maique this morning, straight through town, without seeing anything.

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:02 pm
by fraggle092
Just on CNN, John Cobin was just arrested by the PDI after firing several shots at protesters in ReΓ±aca. Allegedly in self-defence. A very confused situation with the protest still going on. Hope I'm not repeating disinformation.

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:11 pm
by 41southchile
fraggle092 wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Just on CNN, John Cobin was just arrested after firing 5 shots at protesters in ReΓ±aca. Allegedly in self-defence. A very confused situation with the protest still going on. Hope I'm not repeating disinformation.
Wow , interesting article, didnt really know about this guy, had heard his name mentioned , but that's eye opening article. Do you think he realised theclinic was taking the piss out of him?

In his words
Chile is not perfect, not as good as Hong Kong πŸ€£πŸ‡¨πŸ‡±πŸ€£πŸ‡­πŸ‡°but its agreeable.

For those that might not know .
taking the piss out of, which is an expression meaning to mock, tease, joke, ridicule, or scoff. ... Taking the Mickey (Mickey Bliss, Cockney rhyming slang), taking the Mick or taking the Michael is another term for making fun of someone.

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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:23 pm
by eeuunikkeiexpat

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:26 pm
by fraggle092
Here's his YouTube version of events
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G707Xtsjeo

Gringo thinking.......Chileans wouldn't respond to the provocation by pulling out a gun.

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:35 pm
by eeuunikkeiexpat
His excuse for having the gun, he was coming back from the shooting range...

Well folks, there is now a gringo angle to this here thang going down in Chile whether you like that fact or not.

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:45 pm
by 41southchile
fraggle092 wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Here's his YouTube version of events
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G707Xtsjeo

Gringo thinking.......Chileans wouldn't respond to the provocation by pulling out a gun.
Is that a gun leaning against the wall behind him on that video?

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:54 pm
by fraggle092
41southchile wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:45 pm
Is that a gun leaning against the wall behind him on that video?
Hard to say...could be.

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:00 pm
by 41southchile
A lot of support for him on Emol, and threats on the YouTube comments, suppose that's not that surprising.

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:02 pm
by mem
The 2700+ yt comments are highly concerning. The yellow vest is problematic...I didnt know wearing that mean counter-protesters?

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:12 pm
by Dosedmonkey
41southchile wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:45 pm
fraggle092 wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Here's his YouTube version of events
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G707Xtsjeo

Gringo thinking.......Chileans wouldn't respond to the provocation by pulling out a gun.
Is that a gun leaning against the wall behind him on that video?
Some sort of a small rifle, maybe a .22 or maybe something smaller like a pellet gun. Hard to tell from video.

So this guy is clueless about Chile and sorry but as a European he comes off as a almost cartoon stereo tyoe American, doesn't know other countries are different, thinks he can pull a gun out to defend himself against a crowd of unarmed people and wants everyone to pray for him, when he is the suspect.

I mean on the plus sides this may make the Carabineros look less lethal and patient, you know got something to compare them to now. 🀣

I think he is going to have a nice prison sentence... I can't imagine shooting someone and getting away with it will happen.