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September 12, 1985

President Augusto Pinochet of Chile celebrated 12 years in power with a scathing attack on his opponents as police tear-gassed and arrested dozens of demonstrators. In a 101-minute speech on radio and television, Pinochet stressed what he called his military government's fight against communism, and he declared that he will not bow to civilian demands for a speedy return to democracy. Police, meanwhile, dispersed about 400 demonstrators who gathered at a cemetery to mark the 12th anniversary of the death of Marxist President Salvador Allende, killed in the coup that brought Pinochet to power.

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