Remembering 1973 Chilean coup - The New Indian Express

Remembering 1973 Chilean coup

  • In this Sept. 11, 1973 file photo, a boy pushes a bicycle across a deserted street as an army tank moves towards La Moneda presidential palace during a coup against President Salvador Allende's government, after which Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power, in Santiago, Chile. (AP)
  • In this Aug. 23, 1973 file photo, Chilean Gen. Augusto Pinochet, left, and President Salvador Allende attend a ceremony naming Pinochet as commander in chief of the Army. (AP)
  • In this Sept. 11, 1973 file photo, La Moneda presidential palace is bombed during a military coup to oust President Salvador Allende after which Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power in Santiago. (AP)
  • This Sept. 29, 1973 file photo, shows the presidential salon where Chile's President Salvador Allende reportedly committed suicide during the Sept. 11, 1973 military coup, in shambles and untouched, in Santiago. (AP)
  • In this Sept. 11, 1973 file photo, police officers assigned to guard the presidential palace La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile, hold out white flags as they surrender during the military coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, overthrowing President Salvador Allende. (AP)
  • In this Sept. 11, 1973 file photo, soldiers and firefighters carry the body of President Salvador Allende, wrapped in a Bolivian poncho, out of the destroyed La Moneda presidential palace. (AP)
  • In this Sept. 20, 1973 file photo, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, center, presides over a meeting with his military staff in Santiago, Chile, days after seizing power from President Salvador Allende. (AP)
  • In this Sept. 15, 1973 file photo, Chileans come to see the damage at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, after bombs fell and rebelling troops closed in on the palace in a military coup to oust socialist President Salvador Allende. (AP)
  • In this Sept. 29, 1973 file photo, a policeman stands guard inside the bombed out interior of La Moneda, the presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, which was rocketed by jets on Sept. 11, 1973, in a violent military coup against the government of President Salvador Allende. (AP)
  • In this 1971 file photo, President Salvador Allende waves to supporters in Santiago, Chile. (AP)
  • Demonstrators shout slogans during a march honoring the roughly 40,000 people killed, imprisoned or tortured by the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet after overthrowing President Salvador Allende in Santiago, Chile, Sunday Sept. 8, 2013. (AP)
  • Demonstrators march honoring the roughly 40,000 people killed, imprisoned or tortured by the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet after overthrowing President Salvador Allende in Santiago, Chile, Sunday Sept. 8, 2013. (AP)
  • Demonstrators burn a mock US flag and Uncle Sam cap during a march marking the 40th anniversary of the coup against former President Salvador Allende in Santiago, Chile, Sunday Sept. 8, 2013. (AP)
  • In this photo released by Chile's presidential press office, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera speaks during a commemoration ceremony of the coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who toppled leftist President Salvador Allende, at the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP)

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