|'Protesters' looting a store in Valparaíso last Saturday.|
There are also charges being brought against several people who attacked military members who were marching in the parade.
Politicians are discussing making a change in date or in location for the president's state-of-the-union address for next year, arguing that having it on the day meant to be a celebration of national unity just isn't working out. The way things are going, a lot of families won't want to go downtown to celebrate the holiday, out of fear for their lives.
It's a shame: from my perspective, the holiday should be cause for celebration and national unity, and political protests on the day of the state of the union speech are also probably a healthy thing. Too bad a relatively small group of people choose to create random mayhem instead.