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Chile: violent clashes break out on 41st anniversary of Pinochet's military coup

  • Images of "desaparecidos," or "disappeared ones," and the late Chilean President Salvador Allende, are attached to flower wreaths placed in front of the east side entrance of La Moneda presidential palace, referred to by it's street address, Morande 80, to mark the 41st anniversary of Chile's 1973 military coup, in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The coup toppled Allende and began the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Allende used the side entrance to enter and leave the palace. It was also through this door that his body was carried by soldiers and firefighters from the destroyed presidential palace after the coup. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    Images of "desaparecidos," or "disappeared ones," and the late Chilean President Salvador Allende, are attached to flower wreaths placed in front of the east side entrance of La Moneda presidential palace, referred to by it's street address, Morande 80, to mark the 41st anniversary of Chile's 1973 military coup, in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The coup toppled Allende and began the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Allende used the side entrance to enter and leave the palace. It was also through this door that his body was carried by soldiers and firefighters from the destroyed presidential palace after the coup. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man holds a flag with the portrait of late Chile's president Salvador Allende in front of the east side entrance of La Moneda presidential palace, referred to by it's street address, Morande 80, in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The coup toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende and began the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Allende used the side door to enter and leave the palace. It was also through this door his body was carried by soldiers and firefighters from the destroyed presidential palace after the coup. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    A man holds a flag with the portrait of late Chile's president Salvador Allende in front of the east side entrance of La Moneda presidential palace, referred to by it's street address, Morande 80, in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The coup toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende and began the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Allende used the side door to enter and leave the palace. It was also through this door his body was carried by soldiers and firefighters from the destroyed presidential palace after the coup. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, left, greets Isabel Allende, head of the Senate and daughter of former President Salvador Allende, before a ceremony marking the 41st anniversary of Chile's 1973 military coup, at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The coup toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende and began the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, left, greets Isabel Allende, head of the Senate and daughter of former President Salvador Allende, before a ceremony marking the 41st anniversary of Chile's 1973 military coup, at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The coup toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende and began the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)  (The Associated Press)

Violent clashes are breaking out as Chileans mark the 41st anniversary of their own 9-11.

The 1973 military coup toppled Socialist President Salvador Allende and began the 17-year dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

Officials reported Thursday that vandals clashed with police overnight, throwing rocks and gasoline bombs and setting up flaming barricades.

At least one public bus was also torched. Police arrested seven people and said at least one officer was injured.

The anniversary of the coup is often marked by violence.