State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by mem » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:08 pm

A few have mentioned the military stepping in and taking g control as Pinochet did if things go pear shaped further.

Well the guy who that would be today is Ricardo Martínez Menanteau. Head of the Chilean army. Lifelong army man and appointed by Bachelet.

Hope that was just a cowinkdink, yes it surely must be.

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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by mem » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:25 pm

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

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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by Huelshoff » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:29 pm

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.

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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by fraggle092 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:02 pm

Just on CNN, John Cobin was just arrested by the PDI after firing several shots at protesters in Reñaca. Allegedly in self-defence. A very confused situation with the protest still going on. Hope I'm not repeating disinformation.
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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by 41southchile » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:11 pm

fraggle092 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Just on CNN, John Cobin was just arrested after firing 5 shots at protesters in Reñaca. 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 🤣🇨🇱🤣🇭🇰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

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:23 pm

There are two ways to be fooled.

One is to believe what isn't true;

the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by fraggle092 » 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.
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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:35 pm

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.
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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by 41southchile » 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?
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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by fraggle092 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:54 pm

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.
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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by 41southchile » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:00 pm

A lot of support for him on Emol, and threats on the YouTube comments, suppose that's not that surprising.
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Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Post by mem » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:02 pm

The 2700+ yt comments are highly concerning. The yellow vest is problematic...I didnt know wearing that mean counter-protesters?

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