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People Are Sharing This Photo Of A Young Woman Standing Up To Police

The unidentified girl was taking part in a march in Chile's capital to remember the country's disappeared.

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Thousands of people marched through Chile's capital, Santiago. The protests marked 43 years since President Salvador Allende was overthrown, killed, and replaced with a military government led by Augusto Pinochet.

According to La Tercera, the photo happened after police began randomly arresting a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, told the website that the girl then “reacted and stood before the policeman with a defiant look."

The photo was taken outside the General Cemetery of Recoleta, where relatives of those who went missing under Pinochet's rule had gathered.

a girl staring down a riot policeman today in Chile, during a protest marking the country’s 1973 military coup.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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