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July 06, 1986

Chilean troops raided the working-class neighborhood of Cuatro Alamos in western Santiago, rounding up hundreds of men between the ages of 18 and 60, and took them to a soccer field for questioning by secret police, witnesses said. The semiofficial ORBE news agency said that the identities of 812 people were checked during the operation and that 33 were arrested for various unspecified offenses. The mass detentions occurred two days after a general strike against the military government of President Augusto Pinochet, in which six people were shot to death in demonstrations. The raid, the 11th by government forces in Santiago in the last two months, was aimed at stopping further protests.

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