Independent journalist accuses Chilean national police of illegal detention

Chilean national police, known as Carabinerosdetained an independent journalist covering the national student and professor march in the capital, Santiago, reported the Venezuelan News Agency.

Journalist Victor Arce spent nine hours in detention on Tuesday, Aug. 28, and was released early in the morning the following day, according to the news agency Télam.

Arce, contributor to the website Factor Absoluto, said alternative media are under persecution and that he would file a complaint with the prosecutor's office, according to La Radio del Sur.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.