Reuters / Ivan Alvarado
Citizens from Chile (initiated by high school students) have begun protesting in several cities, in response to their country’s rail network, the recent price increases of the Santiago Metro. Civilians have begun to seize the main railway stations in the city and openly confront the national police, Carabineros. They seized many terminals of the Santiago Metro system and caused significant damage to the infrastructure. In many places, the state of emergency and the curfew were imposed. The chaos invaded the country and on October 17, 133 people were arrested, the total amount of damages exceeding 500 million pesos (700 000 USD).
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Senator Ossandón. Courtesy of Latercera.
Manuel José Ossandón Irarrázabal, an agricultural technician and senator from the 8th Senate District of Chile, said he warned the government against pre-event bombings. He claims to have been informed by a hacker that the groups of people who will burn the subway stations are connected via video games. He said he immediately informed the palace of La Moneda, the state government office in Chile. Despite his warning, the stations were not protected and many of them were destroyed.
The exact quote says, “I warned because a bridge hacker (…) has said that groups of people are connected by video games and will burn the subway stations. I immediately notified La Moneda and they burned them all! So instead of taking the militias to the streets, they should have taken care of the critical infrastructure. “
Ramon Monroy, Reuters
Apparently, he reportedly had information about Whatsapp, that he would soon have passed on to the President of the Republic, Andrés Chadwick, Chilean Minister of the Interior and Public Security, and to Rodrigo Ubilla, under Secretary in the Interior of Chile.
“Only the Minister of the Interior responded” thank you “- well … the stations were set on fire,” the senator reiterated.
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“Instead of taking the militias to the streets, they should have taken care of the critical infrastructure,” the parliamentarian told Cooperativa, a Chile-based radio / media station.
The hacker, in particular, would be a “communications and social media expert” from Puente Alto. The senator did not name any video game and did not reveal the identity of the so-called hacker.
Ramon Monroy, Reuters
Radio Cooperativa is a radio station located in Chile and based in Santiago. It is operated by Compañía Chilena de Comunicaciones S.A.
La Tercera, formerly known as La Tercera de la Hora, is a daily newspaper published in Santiago de Chile and owned by Copesa.