Cops Ambushed, Armored Vehicle Hit with Bullets in Support of Mapuche Cause in Ercilla, Chile

On Saturday April 23, in the commune of Ercilla, region of La Araucanía, insurgents fired shots at police personnel and an armored vehicle in support of the Mapuche cause.

Cops were ambushed by insurgents, who fired shots from a wooded area, both at the personnel and at the armored vehicle.

At the site of the event, a banner was left in support of the Mapuche cause.

La Araucanía, which is occupied by the Chilean state, is one of the main locations of Mapuche resistance. Mapuche people have resisted colonization for centuries, and continue to fight against the Chilean state and for the liberation of Mapuche political prisoners.