Videos posted on social networks show that an armored car launched its jet of water directly at the face of a person in a wheelchair who fell violently to the floor and was later admitted to the Santa Maria Clinic.
The images also show that the police car tried to prevent the witnesses of the event from helping the man who could not stand up by himself.
The OPAL stressed that the human rights violations committed by the Carabineros are the responsibility of President Sebastian Piñera’s administration.
"Any attempt to deny it is a communication maneuver to justify a State policy to repress social protest," human rights defenders said.
"Violence is invisible when it is carried out by the exploiters, repressors, usurpers, and defenders of a system of domination and extermination. When it is carried out by the oppressed, however, the 'saviors of social peace' appear to proclaim their twisted moralities."
Aquí en detalle y en cámara lenta, parte del video subido por @prensaopal con el ataque del carro lanza agua a una persona en silla de ruedas este domingo 11 de octubre pic.twitter.com/Rplfy6ZwG7