Football fans protest against Chilean president again

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Santiago, Chile, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) 'Piñera, an assassin like Pinochet' has become a recurrent refrain among football fans to reject the president during the games of the Chile Cup, as proved in the southern city of Temuco on Wednesday.

At the beginning of the game between Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile at the German Becker Stadium, more than 12,000 supporters of both rival teams put their differences in the field aside and chanted the above-mentioned phrase for a long time.

That expression of protest against the Government and particularly the president seems to become a habit after the national football competitions were resumed, after being interrupted for weeks since the social outburst on October 18, 2019.

A similar situation occurred during a game between Colo Colo and Universidad Catolica last Friday, when a huge choir expressed rejection of Piñera, whose popularity does not exceed 6%, according to the latest polls.

But the football fans' activisms has not been active at the stadiums only, as their flags and signs have a permanent presence in demonstrations, especially in the mass protests held by thousands of people at the emblematic Baquedano Square, in this capital, every week.

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