The Public Ministry instructed the Investigation Police to investigate the burning of belongings belonging to Venezuelans that occurred in parallel to the march against irregular immigration this Saturday in Iquique.
Through its Twitter account, the Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that “the prosecutor on duty Jocelyn Pacheco instructed that the Bicrim of the PDI of Tarapacá carry out an investigation into events that occurred in Iquique that ended with the burning of belongings of migrant families. It also provided for protection measures for the victims.”
Faced with the facts that were highly questioned on social networks, interior Minister Rodrigo Delgado expressed the government’s rejection of “all violent action.”
“We reject all violent action. We reject that a march ends in violent actions against those who, at best, have not had the same opportunities,” said the chief of staff.
The Secretary of State stressed that “it is very important to understand that in Chile, unfortunately, for decades we did not have adequate legislation that took charge of the new world order and the new migratory destination that Chile was representing for the countries of Latin America.”
In that sense, Delgado recalled that Chile “today has a new immigration law, where we will have a National Migration Service, with regional services and directions, which will support their local situation.”