A Mapuche group burned a chapel during Gabriel Boric's visit to southern Chile and left him a threatening message

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Resistance Mapuche Malleco does not stop its attacks and warned the President that he is “not welcome”

A Mapuche group burned a chapel during Gabriel Boric's visit to southern Chile and left him a threatening message

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Cristián Torresfrom Santiago, Chile

A Mapuche group burned a chapel during Gabriel Boric's visit to southern Chile and left him a threatening message

Image of the burning of the Catholic chapel in the commune of Victoria.

The attacks continue in the south of Chile in the midst of a visit by President Gabriel Boric to the area of ​​La Araucanía.

The president arrived in the early hours of this Thursday in southern Chile where he held meetings with authorities and victims of violence. The authority admitted “acts of a terrorist nature” in the region and treated those behind these acts as “cowards”.

While Boric fulfills his agenda, the attacks have not stopped happening. One of them was the burning of a Catholic chapel in the commune of Victoria that the group Resistance Mapuche Malleco (RMM) claimed. Added to this attack was the burning of a school in the Curacautín commune.

The group left a message for the president where one can read “Gabriel Boric you are not welcome in Wallpamu. The first victims were the Mapuches (500 years of struggle). Mapuche Resistance Malleko (sic)”.

A Mapuche group burned a chapel during Gabriel Boric's visit to southern Chile and left him a threatening message< /p>Message to President Boric on his visit to La Araucanía.

There were also at least three closures of Route 5 South. To achieve this, a group of unknown individuals cut down trees that interrupted traffic, and barricades were erected on the Santa Elena Bridge, which were dispersed by the Carabineros police.

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What has most impressed recently is the occurrence of an arson attack in the Ñuble Region, north of La Araucanía.

The attack affected a truck-crane of a forestry property in the commune of Cobquecura, in Ñuble, and is the first incident of these characteristics recorded in this area. For this reason, an investigation has been opened to go after those responsible.

According to the information available, a group of hooded and armed men intimidated the night-keeper, took him out of a truck, They beat him and forced him to write a message in favor of the Mapuche community member, Yordan Llempi, who died in 2021.

Regarding this attack, prosecutor Eduardo Planck said that “in the early hours of today we formed ourselves with personnel from OS-9 and Labocar from Carabineros de Chile in the El Tollo sector located in the Cobquecura commune, place in the In which the cabin of a crane truck caught fire, a forestry worker is also threatened with long and short weapons, forced to write a pamphlet, and some shots were also fired, according to the victim's version.”

The victim spoke to Radio Bio Bio and admitted that at the time he was subdued he told the criminals “don't do anything to me, don't kill me. I have family, I am a believer. How are they doing this? Don't do anything to me.”

In the last few hours, another attack has been recorded, now in the commune of Tomé, located in the BioBio region. In the place, a forestry machine that was inside a farm was burned. Police personnel were present at the site of the event to initiate the first inquiries.

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