‘An expression of brutality’: Antifa cheers as torched church burns to the ground
Masked protestors filmed and cheered as the burning spire of a Chilean church crashed to the ground Sunday night, video shows.
Protests and riots erupted in Chile’s capital city of Santiago over the weekend ahead of a referendum on whether to throw out the country’s constitution, the Wall Street Journal reported. Demonstrators looted stores, vandalized buildings, and set churches on fire on the anniversary of the beginning of the massive 2019 protests against the government.
“This is an expression of brutality,” said Interior Minister Víctor Pérez, the publication reported. “Today we must lament the violent acts, but we will confront them.”