Many of the protest songs filling the streets of Chile today date back to the Pinochet dictatorship of the 70s and 80s. Music scholar @kchornik talks about the resonances between then and now:
Twenty years ago I was proud to join the campaign to extradite Pinochet for his crimes against the people of Chile. Today I am in Geneva meeting Michelle Bachelet who was imprisoned and tortured by Pinochet's regime. She later became the first woman President of Chile.
Today marked 20 years since General AugustoPinochet’s arrest in London. This copper plate is one of my most valued possessions. It was given to me on a visit to Chile in 2000 in honour of the work we did in Britain to try to extradite Pinochet.
#Chile says NO to a tradition of neoliberal politics with roots in the dictatorship of Pinochet'>Augusto Pinochet. #ChileViolatesHumanRightsV #ChileSomosTodos#SebastianPi ñeraolatesHumanRights SomosTodos
Picture taken to today: A Pinochet refugee ("Clara") protests for the freedom of outside the Ecuadorian embassy while UK diplomatic police stand by to arrest him (operation "Kudo")--on which it has spent nearly US$30m. UK blocked the extradition of Pinochet.
Chile president-elect reveals hardline cabinet with ties to Pinochet