11 September

'Only dead, they will force me out of the presidency' Salvador Allende

September 11, 2009 · 1 min read

Today in 1973, General Augusto Pinochet, aided by the US government through its Central Intelligence Agency, staged a brutal coup de etat against the elected socialist head of state, Salvador Allende. Allende committed suicide.

”This is the last time I shall be able to speak to you … I shall not resign … I will repay with my life the loyalty of the people … I say to you: I am certain that the seeds we have sown in the conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans cannot be completely eradicated … neither crime nor force are strong enough to hold back the process of social change. History belongs to us, because it is made by the people’

Salvador Allende



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