(DELETED) COMMENT: DURING THE WEEK OF 26 FEBRUARY SANTIAGO NEWSPAPERS REPORTED

Created: 3/2/1973

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I. fJJfffB/ COMMENT: DURING THE 'WEEK OFEBRUARY SANTIAGO NZVSPAPiRS REPORTED6 FEBRUARY INCIDE1T INOBHILEAN NATIONAL POLICE <CARA9INERO) COMM1SARIAT BUILDING IN LLANOUIHUE IN THE SOUTH OF CHILE BECAUSE OF THE ARRESTEMBER OF THE MOVEMENT OF THE REVOLUIONTARY LEFT (MIR). THE MIR MEMBER. SERGIO GOMEZ FLORES, WAS ARRESTED FOR PROVOKING PUBLIC DISORDER AND INSULTING CARABINERO OFFICIALS DURING HIS

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PROHIBITIONS AGAINST ANY VIGOROUS CARABINERO ACTIONS IN THE FACE OF OIRECT AiTACKS BY EXTREMIST GROUPS. MANY OFFICERS FEEL THAT JOSE MARIA SEPULVED A GALINOO, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF ThE CARABINEROS, SHOULD FORCEFULLY REQUEST THAT THE CARABINEROS BE ALLOWED TO REACT FIRMLY AGAINST DIRECT ATTACKS If ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE CLEARLY TO EXTREMISTS THAT VIOLENCE WILL HOT BE TOLERATED. tMLV 'OMMENTt DURING THE PAST YEAR, CARABINEROS HAVE BECOME EVEN MORE CONVINCED OF THE FOR VIGOROUS POLICE ACTIONS, VHICH THEY FEEL VOULO IMPROVE THE PUBLIC IMAGE f? THE CARABINEROSAPABLE POLICE FORCE AND HENCE IMPROVE THEIR MORALE. HOVEVER, EVEN THOUGH THE CARABINEROS BELIEVE THAT THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO ACT MORE FORCEFULLY, IT IS DOUBTFUL THAT GENERAL SEPULVEDA WILL CONFRONT GENERAL CARLOS PRATS OR ANYONE ELSE ON THIS ISSUE. THUS, IF ORDERS FOR STRONG ACTION ARE FORTHCOMING, THEY VOULO PROBABLY HAVE TO COME DIRECTLY FROM GENERAL PRATS AND NOTEM AND FROM SEPU-VEOA.J ^Hl COMMENT) IRECTOR GENERAL SEPULVEDA MET VITH GENERAL PRATSFEBRUARY TO DISCUSS THE LLANOUIHUE AFFAIR. FOLLOVING THE MEETING, SEPULVEDA COMMENTED THAT THE CARABINEROS

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ACT rttVCt IN THE FUTURE TO PUT GOYN VIOLENCE OF THIS NATURE. SEPULVEDA ALSO. PRAISEO THE ACTIONS BY THE CARABINEROS IS LLANQUIHUE, SAYING THAT THEIR RESTRAINTASSACRE FROM DEVELOPING.)

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