Opinion: Chile’s Boric applies dictatorship-era national security law against truckers

Boric took office as a sunny boy, a wild-romantic leftist dream come true, so to speak, of being a rebellious student leader with lofty ideals of social justice and Kumbaya, and now he's turning out to be just another regular guy shooting at sparrows with cannons. 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The nationwide strike by truck drivers in Chile entered its fifth day Thursday (28). Protesters are blocking the country's main roads to demand police reinforcements and complain about high fuel prices and tolls.

The government resorted to the National Security Law, widely used during the dictatorship to suppress the actions.

This is not the first time the category has come up for security reasons. However, the matter got a boost last week when a truck driver was shot in the head.

The Interior Ministry and the strikers have met several times but have not . . .

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