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Chilean police officer: "I don't wake up at 4, 5, 6, AM to kill people"

Manuel Noya, the officer responsible for leaving student protestor Rodrigo Avilés in critical condition following a May 21 demonstration, has asked to be pardoned by the public and family of Avilés, who was hit with a powerful water cannon from fewer than 5 meters distance. Noya claims that he was acting under protocol in attempts to subdue the riotous crowd and was not aware of Avilés close presence until after the incident, blaming the mist from the massive amounts of water being used by police forces for his limited vision.
Noya has said that he is hoping for Avilés's speedy recovery, saying that "there was no intention" behind his actions.
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