The mural symbolises the military coup in Chile that took place 50 years ago ©Getty Images

Chilean artists unveiled a 50th anniversary mural of the military coup that took place in the country in 1973, which is to be part of a stadium tour at the Santiago 2023 Pan American and Parapan American Games.

Santiago 2023 Pan American Games Organising Committee executive director Gianna Cunazza was among the guests there for the reveal of the artwork.

Mon Laferte and Alejandro "Mono" González were the authors of the piece, which was inaugurated inside Estadio Nacional de Chile, on the opening day of the Festival Teatro a Mil 2023.

The military coup d'état deposed socialist President Salvador Allende, with order from the President of the United States, Richard Nixon.

Military general Augusto Pinochet replaced him, seizing power over Chile in a dictatorship that lasted 15 years.

Cunazza was joined at the event by undersecretary of sport Antonia Illanes, undersecretary of culture, arts and heritage Andrea Gutiérrez, undersecretary for human rights Haydee Oberreuter, director of the National Sports Institute Israel Castro, President of the National Memory National Stadium Corporation, Marcelo Acevedo, director of the Teatro a Mil Foundation, Carmen Romero and Mayor of Ñuñoa, Emilia Ríos.

Those attending the memorial of Camarin de Mujeres ©Getty Images
Those attending the memorial of Camarin de Mujeres ©Getty Images

"This mural is going to be part of the stadium tour, where we are going to have a very relevant milestone, which is the Pan American and Parapan American Games, and where sports take centre stage, memory should not be relegated, but it is an important part of the country and his present," said Ríos.

There was a tour of the Camarín de Mujeres memorial site, where attendees were taught about the dictatorship.

Estadio Nacional de Chile was also used as a detention centre and a place of torture during the military junta.

Mono González, Mon Laferte, Sebastian González Ruiz, Benito González Simpson, Solange Francisca Bustamante Laferte, Torian Francisco Ochoa Bustamante, Bruno Tiago Peirano Núñez, Camila Núñez and Maite Zárate López all worked on the mural.