The police lieutenant killed by snipers in Santiago on July 26 was buried after a special funeral service at the capital's police officer school on July 28.
1. GVs Mass being held in police officer school; priest delivering sermon. (3 SHOTS) 0.22
2. GV Hearse driving through street, arriving at general cemetery, Santiago; police guard of honour and police band playing funeral dirge. (5 SHOTS) 1.04
3. GV Police band following hears playing Carabinero school hymn. (3 SHOTS) 1.27
4. GVs Officials and mourners standing around coffin while an officer reads the eulogy. (3 SHOTS) 1.55
5. GV & SV PULL BACK Mourners gathered while gun salute is fired. (2 SHOTS) 2.16
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Background: SANTIAGO, CHILE
The police lieutenant killed by snipers in Santiago on July 26 was buried after a special funeral service at the capital's police officer school on July 28. Some 400 mourners, including the Chilean Interior Minister Onofre Jarpa, heard Julio Alberto Allende Ovalle, 24, described as a man who had given "his life for his ideals and for democracy at the height of his youth". The lieutenant was shot in the back of the head, the throat and the arm as he stepped down from a police bus carrying 32 carabineros to the scene of violent demonstrations in the Santiago district of Pudahuel. He had been going to inspect a package lying in the middle of the road - a package later found to contain enough dynamite to have destroyed the bus if it had driven on. Witnesses reported the sniper shots came from three different directions. The violence grew out of a day of protest against Chile's right-wing military government. Buses were attacked and students in one area threw stones and petrol bombs. Civilian casualties of the disturbances included a seven-year-old girl, wounded in the arm. A police guard of honour and a band were present at the cemetery for the arrival of the lieutenant's coffin. Twelve of his colleagues fired three rounds as a final salute.
Source: REUTERS - RAUL CUEVAS