Incident: Church burned in the midst of Mapuche conflict

General Information
Title: Church burned in the midst of Mapuche conflict
Country: Chile
State/Province: Araucanía
City: Ercilla
Other Address:
Date of Incident: 2018-11-15
Security Level: Public
A fire destroyed the Santa Ana church. Mapuche militants are assumed to be responsible for the arson. These attacks are seen as being retaliation for the death of a young Mapuche in police custody.
Nature of Incidents
Killings: 0
(Attempts) to destroy, vandalize or desecrate places of worship or religious buildings: 1
Closed places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Arrests/detentions: 0
Sentences: 0
Abductions: 0
Sexual assaults/harassment: 0
Forced marriages: 0
Other forms of attack (physical or mental abuse) 0
Attacked houses/property of faith adherents: 0
Attacked shops, businesses or institutions of faith adherents: 0
Forced to leave home: 0
Forced to leave country: 0
Non-physical violence : 0
Responsible Actor Category
Responsible Actor Name: Mapuche militants
Responsible actor category: Ethnic group leaders
Religion of Victim(s)
Religion of victim(s): Christian (not specified)
Additional Information
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Web Sources
Name: Fire affects church in Ercilla: Carabineros did not go to the place for security reasons