Rafael Escorza, a political prisoner said "we will resist this move even at the cost of our lives." The prisoners resisted the transfer with firearms leaving six people injured in the ensuing shoot out. To protest the prison transfer the FPMR and Lautaro revolutionaries bombed a police station on Feb. 21: on Feb. 22 they bombed a police academy: on Feb. 23 the headquarters of the governments ruling political parties were bombed. Four people were wounded in the attacks. An FPMR spokesperson said "Our objective is to obtain immediate freedom for the political prisoners."
Despite the nominal "democracy" in Chile, the government there holds hundreds of prisoners convicted of resisting the fascist Pinochet military dictatorship. Several groups and parties, including the FPMR and Lautaro Movement, have continued the revolutionary struggle which has resulted in even more political prisoners.
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