Sixteen police officers and two civilians were wounded in clashes that erupted after ceremonies commemorating the 47th anniversary of the coup d'etat that overthrew Chile's leftist government of Salvador Allende
Today marks 50 years since SalvadorAllende's election in Chile. "Allende's revolution … was the attempt to put the resources of the country and the future of the country to the hands of the majority," says author Ariel Dorfman, former adviser to Allende.
50 years ago today, socialist Salvador Allende was elected president of Chile. The revolution aimed to put resources back "into the hands of the majority," says Ariel Dorfman, who was an adviser to Allende's government. "It was a wonderful experiment."
Today we recognize another deadly September 11 that was not an attack against but by the United States; the 1973 coup against Chile's socialist president Salvador Allende. We remember its victims and the ideals they stood for.