During the night of May 26, 2017, about 20 encapuchados (‘hooded ones’) left USACH (University of Santiago, Chile) to erect barricades on the corner of Matucana and Romero, where they managed to stop a Transantiago route 513 bus belonging to the Metbus company.
After the passengers and the driver exited the bus it was completely ignited and the encapuchados withdrew from the area.
The police arrived quickly to try and put out the fire and to provide their expertise, they soon found leaflets from the protest action that had been left on the street.
The next day, the mayor of the metropolitan region, Claudio Orrego condemned those who were responsible.
The action was part of the many events, attacks and propaganda carried out in memory of the anarchist compañero Mauricio Morales who died on May 22, 2009 carrying an explosive device near the Prison Guard School.
**Transcript of the leaflet found at the scene**
How many years have passed since you physically abandoned this current disgusting modern world? Does it really matter? We are not interested. Time is only time and the future is uncertain, the attack is here and now…there is a present that burns and explodes! A present of war!
A new year since the death of Mauricio Morales!
Down with the cages of civilized society!
Ignacio, Kevin and Joaquin to the street!
Freedom for all political prisoners!
(via Noticias De La Guerra Social, translated by Insurrection News)