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Chile holds officers accountable for teen's death in protest

08-30-2011 11:17 BJT

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Meanwhile, the Chilean government has asked for the resignation of a police chief and an officer over the fatal shooting of a teenager during last week's protests. Three other officers have been suspended.

Chile's Interior Minister announced the government's request. The police officer accused of firing the shots that killed 16-year-old Manuel Gutierrez remains unnamed and is one of the three suspended.

The others were suspended for failing to fulfill their responsibilities in the case. During last week's anti-government protests, hundreds of thousands took to the streets calling for a greater distribution of Chile's copper revenue. Chile is the world's top producer of the metal.

Riot police hit students with their batons during a 48-hour national strike at Santiago August 25, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Vera

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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