He symbolized the idea that art and progressive politics should converge to strengthen people’s resistance. To this day, Jara’s resistance remains an inspiration for peoples’ movements across the world.
In this special episode of Around the World in 8 minutes, we look at the anniversary of the 1973 coup in Chile that overthrew Salvador Allende and led to large-scale human rights violations and assassinations.
The US-backed coup d’état against Salvador Allende was carried out on September 11, 1973
Participants of the annual march to remember the victims of the last dictatorship were attacked by Police with tear gas and water cannons
Eight of the nine officers found guilty were sentenced to 18 years in prison