Friday 13 November 2020 | 21:50
A burned bus and an attempt to demolish the monument to Baquedano: hooded men star in incidents
Hooded men staged violent incidents this Friday afternoon in the Baquedano Square and its surroundings.
A Transantiago bus was burned at the intersection of General Busdamente avenue with Rancagua.
According to information from the Carabineros, witnesses indicated that around 8:00 p.m. an undetermined group of people – who were wearing overalls and hoods – attacked and set fire to the Metbus company machine.
The uniformed police had to douse the flames by using the wagon.
🔴 NOW | Car launcher extinguishes burned public transport bus at the intersection of General Bustamante and Rancagua avenues, Providencia, Metropolitan region. pic.twitter.com/rpZ3D4N0uS
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In parallel, another group tied the statue of General Baquedano -placed in the square that bears the same name- and tried to tear it down.
His intentions, however, were interrupted by the Carabineros special forces, who dispersed those involved.
Check the moment here