Santiago, Chile.September 15, 1988..Chilean police arrest a man by pulling him off his bicycle when he shouted anti-General Augusto Pinochet slogans in support of the "no" vote for the plebiscite. ..In 1988, General Augusto Pinochet ordered a plebiscite vote asking Chilean citizens whether he should continue in office. It produced a decisive "no" vote and the following year he lost the first presidential election in 19 years. However, under a constitution crafted by his advisors, he remained as army commander until 1998. Pinochet continued to wield enormous power until his arrest in London on human rights charges in October 1998.

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Chile Plebiscite 1988
Santiago, Chile.September 15, 1988..Chilean police arrest a man by pulling him off his bicycle when he shouted anti-General Augusto Pinochet slogans in support of the "no" vote for the plebiscite. ..In 1988, General Augusto Pinochet ordered a plebiscite vote asking Chilean citizens whether he should continue in office. It produced a decisive "no" vote and the following year he lost the first presidential election in 19 years. However, under a constitution crafted by his advisors, he remained as army commander until 1998. Pinochet continued to wield enormous power until his arrest in London on human rights charges in October 1998.

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Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
Source: Anthony Suau
Date 15 Sep 1988
Location: Santiago Chile
Credit: Anthony Suau © 1988
Copyright: Anthony Suau 1988
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