Cile, l’altro 11 settembre

Il giorno 11 settembre rimanda al terrificante attentato terroristico del 2001 che devastò il centro di New York provocando migliaia di vittime, inaugurando traumaticamente l’inizio di un secolo e di un millennio.

Ma quella data, nella cronologia del nostro tempo contemporaneo, è legata anche al colpo di stato in Cile con l’aviazione militare che nel 1973 colpì il palazzo del governo democratico, avviando un lungo periodo di repressione, con migliaia di persone fatte scomparire nel nulla.

In quella vicenda oscura brillò il comportamento dell’ambasciata italiana che, nella capitale di Santiago del Cile, diventò un rifugio per molti perseguitati del regime.

Storia ripresa e raccontata dai protagonisti di quel tempo da un recente film documentario diretto da Nanni Moretti intitolato significativamente “Santiago, Italia”. Un ricordo della grande e cordiale solidarietà tra i due popoli latini.

Nelle foto Ap, immagini di archivio la commemorazione del colpo di stato in Cile

Segundo Almonacid holds a banner with portrait of his brother Luis Almonacid, who was detained and continues missing after Chile's military coup, outside La Moneda presidential palace on the anniversary of the 1973 military coup in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. The 1973 military coup ousted democratically elected President Salvador Allende and began the 17-year dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
A supporter of the Chile's late President Salvador Allende holds a flower arrangement that will be placed outside the eastern entrance of La Moneda presidential palace on the anniversary of the 1973 military coup and subsequent death of Allende, in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. It was through the eastern entrance that Allende's body was carried by soldiers and firefighters from the destroyed presidential palace 46 year ago during the coup that ousted the democratically elected leader and began the 17-year dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The arrangement is adorned with photos of the victims of the dictatorship as well as a sign on the center with a photo of Allende and text that reads in Spanish
A woman shows a portrait of Carlos Godoy Echegoyen, who was executed by a police captain in 1985 during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), during a protest at the historic monument
A small group of supporters of late Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet show their support for him, on the anniversary of the 1973 coup that carried Pinochet into power, in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The 1973 military coup ousted democratically elected President Salvador Allende and began the 17-year dictatorship of Gen. Pinochet. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
A woman is detained by police during a feminist protest marking the 46th anniversary of the military coup that ousted the late President Salvador Allende, in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
People light candles at the National Stadium during a vigil marking the anniversary of the 1973 military coup that ousted the late President Salvador Allende, in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The stadium was used as a detention center in the early years of the dictatorship. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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