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Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of leftists rampaging through a Santiago cemetery Saturday after a march on the 26th anniversary of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's military coup.

At least three people, including a TV cameraman and a press photographer, were injured by rocks thrown by the masked protesters. Police said they were holding about 15 detainees.

The clashes erupted at the end of a 20-block march in which leftists paid tribute to the thousands killed during Pinochet's 1973-90 regime.

It was the first time the anniversary was observed with Pinochet out of the country. The 83-year-old former dictator remains in police custody in Britain and faces possible extradition to Spain for trial over human rights abuses during his dictatorship.

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