Santiago, Mar 15 (EFE).- Workers in the forestry sector blocked several highways Tuesday in three regions of southern Chile that have been the target of arson attacks blamed on Mapuche Indian militants, authorities said.
The burning of trucks, machinery, agricultural and woodland properties has spread to the torching of churches and schools in the Biobio, Araucania and Los Rios regions since the beginning of this year.
The protests against this violence, according to police, extend from around the city of Chillan, at some 410 kilometers (255 miles) from Santiago, to the surroundings of Valdivia, 835 kilometers (519 miles) from the Chilean capital.
Police reports say that dozens of trucks, many of them loaded with the remains of burned machinery…
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