September 19, 2010 – San Carlos de Apoquindo, Chile: “Commando Alex Lemun” has claimed in writing that the attack occurred last night around 23:45.
Around 23:45, an explosive attack occurred in San Carlos de Apoquindo, damaging a transformer and high voltage electrical line, in addition to causing cuts in this area of Santiago.
Through a statement, the “Commando Alex Lemun” claimed the attack in support and solidarity with Mapuche prisoners [Translator’s note: on hunger strike for more than 40 days]. In its text, the group also rejects “the system of oppression and death directed by the State and Capital”.
The group takes its name from Alex Lemun Edmundo Saavedra, assassinated by police Nov. 7, 2002, during a land occupation of Mapuche communities of the forest land Santa Elisa. A group of carabinieri intervened to evict the families, and during a confrontation this young person was shot right in the head.