Friday, 23 November 2012 21:30
National police plan to crack down Mapuche clashes with new technical equipment.
Chile’s national police force, the Carabineros, will receive enhanced equipment for law enforcement operations in the country’s south-central regions, Interior Minister Andrés Chadwick announced Friday.
Though Chadwick failed to provide specific details, he said the equipment will be both air- and land-based and will be focused on anticipating clashes with indigenous Mapuche protesters.
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“The technical equipment will help us have better background for preventative action and provide better evidence in the corresponding courts,” Chadwick told the press. Some of the equipment has already been delivered to southern Chile’s Araucania region and the rest should arrive before the end of the year.