“I was shocked and very sorry to learn that Gustavo lost his sight as a result of the violence against the demonstrators in Santiago. It is outrageous and should never be allowed to happen. I hope those responsible do face justice.” – pg
Today is Gustavo Gatica’s 23rd birthday. Gustavo loves music. He played in a band in college. He’s now learning the drums.
Just over a year ago, Gustavo was shot and blinded by police in Chile.
Gustavo had joined thousands of others on the streets demanding equality and justice. But the police fired metal and rubber ammunition/pellets into the crowd. Gustavo was shot in the face.
Gustavo permanently lost his sight that day. But one year on, the police responsible have still not been held to account.