translated from Spanish: Official deputies call for “state of siege” in La Araucanía

A group of official deputies is asking President Sebastián Piñera to declare “State of siege” in La Araucanía, following the latest acts of violence recorded in the area. These are Deputies Diego Paulsen, Diego Schalper, Camila Flores, Cristóbal Urruticoechea, Jorge Rathgeb, Ximena Ossandón, Karin Luck and Sebastián Torrealba, who separately urged the Government to declare a constitutional state of emergency in the area. The event takes place amid the journey of the Minister of the Interior, Rodrigo Delgado to the area, where demonstrations also take place in front of the headquarters of the regional government by farmers. “I would like to ask the President of the Republic once and for all to declare a State of Siege in the #LaAraucania so that we can give the right to live in a free and sovereign country to all Chileans, something that is not happening in the region today,” MPs Diego Paulsen said on his Twitter account, adding to his statements by Diego Schalper, who argued – in the same way – that “Yesterday’s announcements by President @sebastianpinera are not enough. It is urgent to decree a state of siege in the Araucanía and in Arauco to stop the overflow of organized violence that there is. And by the way, given congressional agreement, to assume this as a matter of state.” More spatly camilia Flores referred to, who wrote, “#EstadoDeSitio now in La Araucanía @sebastianpinera.” Terrorism is not dialogued, defeated. @GobiernodeChile must ask the congress today. If rejected we will see who are the q instiigan and support (by action or omission) the hordes who continue to be killed, burned and destroyed the Araucania. #RecuperemosArauco,” Cristóbal Urruticoechea added, while Deputy Jorge Rathgeb reiterated the issue and stated that “it is vital that the rule of law be restored and these scenes eradicated. We want a Region of La Araucanía in peace and these acts that seek to instill fear and terror in the community lead to nothing. #LaAraucanía.” The idea was also supported by Deputy Ximena Ossandón, expressing “all my support for @diegopaulsen and her request for a State of Siege for The Araucanía. Terrorism must be fought before it is too late. The demands of our Mapuche People cannot be used by ideologies seeking other purposes.” For his part, Sebastián Torrealba argued that “the situation of the Araucanía does not give for more. Terrorism and guerrillas have taken over the area. The State must enforce the law and occupy all the tools established by the Constitution. The Site State must be applied in the South Zone Macro, NOW. Clarito @diegopaulsen.” In addition Karin Luck supported the initiative, arguing that “the situation of violence in the #Araucanía not give for more! It is urgent and necessary for the president @sebastianpinera now make the decision to declare #estadodesitio. I hope and trust that members of Congress will support this request @diegopaulsen.”

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