Thousands of people have attended the funeral of Chilean singer Victor Jara today who has been reburied 36 years after his death in a military coup. Well-wishers scattered flowers as his cortege made its way to a cemetery.
Jara was one of the most prominent victims of the 1973 coup that brought Gen Augusto Pinochet to power. His body was exhumed in June so that a court could clarify the circumstances of his death. It was established that he had been shot more than 30 times.
Jara’s British-born widow Joan, now in her 80s, led the funeral procession as it wound through the streets of the capital, Santiago. The coffin was draped in the singer’s trademark red-and-black woollen poncho.
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