About two thousand mourners joined the funeral cortege on May 13 of a fifteen-year-old youth shot dead by police during street protests in Santiago two days earlier.
GV People outside home where Rodriguez body kept before funeral (2 shots)
SV INTERIOR Mourners inside house
GV EXTERIOR Mourners bringing flowers
GV & SV Wailing women wait for car to leave (2 shots)
GV Funeral cortege moves off
GV Coffin carried through streets with mourners in procession (4 shots)
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Background: About two thousand mourners joined the funeral cortege on May 13 of a fifteen-year-old youth shot dead by police during street protests in Santiago two days earlier. According to a police statement, Victor Rodriguez was shot by two detectives who opened fire when a crowd tried to stop their car. The youth's family said he'd gone out to buy a loaf of bread. The incident happened at the end of a national day of protest called by unions against the military regime of General Augusto Pinochet who came to power ten years ago after a successful coup. Mourners at the funeral handed out leaflets referring to President Pinochet as a murderer and saying: "Youth will fight on". While a contingent of police stood by in the distance many in the crowd shouted "murderers" and "Victor Rodriguez lives on". Others sang the national anthem. In a separate incident in Santiago, also on the day of protest, a twenty-two-year old man was shot dead during disturbances in the centre of the city. Detectives involved in both incidents have been relieved from duties and are being questioned.