They arrest a member of “La Vanguardia” after shooting BBs at protesters in Santiago | National

Four people were arrested after star in incidents within the framework of a demonstration in the center of Santiago.

The incident took place at the intersection of Paseo Ahumada with Morandé, where a march was taking place for the freedom of prisoners for causes derived from the social outbreak.

In the middle of the above, is that un subject would have fired several shots at the crowd.

According to some of the participants, the member of the far-right organization “La Vanguardia”, Roberto Belmar.

The subject was detained by the police, who seized the weapon. In addition, a companion who was carrying pepper spray was arrested. Both were transferred to a police station.

Captain Marco Reyes Lagos, Deputy Commissioner 1st Police Station of Santiago reported that the weapon “It was a compressed air pistol that fired 8-millimeter rubber pellets.”

At the time of his arrest, the man was attacked by those attending the march.

In addition, two other people, a man and a woman, were also arrested for assaulting police officers.

The North Center deputy prosecutor Felipe Olivari explained that five people opposed to the march were those who clashed with the protesters, of which two carried compressed air weapons and a retractable baton.

All those apprehended will go to detention control, the first due to public disorder and death threats made against the protesters. For their part, the remaining two are for mistreatment of the Carabineros and threats to police officers.

It should be noted that Belmar is known for his participation in the Marches of Rejection and for the viralization of a video for the femicide of the student María Isabel Pavez.


This article describes an ongoing legal process

There is a possibility that the charges will be dismissed at the end of the investigation, therefore The accused should NOT be considered as guilty until Justice dictates sentence against him.
(Article 04 of the Code of Criminal Procedure)


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