Communique from the Mapuche Political Prisoners in Angol (Wallmapu, Chile)


On July 19th, 26-year-old Mapuche man, Lemuel Fernández Toledo, was shot and killed by a landowner in Tranaquepe, Tirúa, Chile. This assassination took place within the context of ongoing territorial recuperation by Mapuche communities in the region. This communique comes from the Mapuche political prisoners in the Angol prison, remembering and recognizing Lemuel Fernández Toledo as a Mapuche youth dedicated to the Mapuche struggle. The original in Spanish was published by Radio Kurruf and can be found here.

July 21st, 2019

As Mapuche political prisoners in the Angol prison, we state the following to our Mapuche people and to the community in general. With this communique, we give our most sincere and fraternal greeting to the family and community of our Peñi Weichafe LEMUEL FERNÁNDEZ TOLEDO.

We send our newen (energy), recognizing Lemuel Fernández Toledo as an outstanding man who committed his life to putting the weichan (struggle) into practice. For that reason, we support him as a weichafe (fighter) of our people, valuing enormously his example. We call on all of the communities in resistance and all of those who sympathize with our cause to continue struggling, with more newen (energy) than ever, and with the conviction and memory of our fallen weichafes (fighters). We call on you all to continue exercising Mapuche justice, advancing toward the liberation of our Mapuche people.